Srinagar. National Conference chief Omar Abdullah warned Congress and mentioned the principle opposition get together ought to see the latest monitor document of leaders becoming a member of the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi as a result of some ‘might use it ” to “whiten themselves”. The NC chief was responding to a query about whether or not Congress ought to permit leaders like former minister Chaudhary Lal Singh, who allegedly tried to ‘rescue the rapists’ within the Kathua rape case, to be a part of the Yatra which is to enter Jammu and Kashmir in January. 19.
“Congress will have to see that some people might use the yatra to whitewash themselves (their past). We must not forget the role of those leaders who tried to save the rapist and played with the feelings of the people. This is not not hidden. These leaders will use the yatra to portray themselves as secular. This is wrong. Congress leaders should see who is joining the yatra and what the recent background of these leaders has been,” Abdullah mentioned.
Earlier on Wednesday, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti reacted on the difficulty and mentioned the “motive” behind the yatra is extra essential than who joins it.
The mufti’s response got here after Congress “allowed” former BJP chief and minister Choudhary Lal Singh to be a part of Bharat Jodo Yatra. “Rahul Gandhi is on the streets, thousands of people are joining him and trying to mend the fabric of the country. It doesn’t matter who joins him, what matters is the motive,” Mufti advised ANI.
“J&Ok will need to have suffered probably the most due to communal politics. I feel there was no different possibility for the Congress however Bharat Jodo Yatra, to reclaim their legacy, thought of India, secular and democratic So we welcome Bharat Jodo Yatra and we, I’ll take part,” she added.
On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir Congress spokeswoman Deepika Pushkar Nath resigned from the get together after her state unit ‘allowed’ former BJP chief and Minister Choudhary Lal Singh to be a part of Bharat Jodo Yatra by Rahul Gandhi. Nath resigned from the get together.
Taking to Twitter, Nath mentioned she was quitting the get together for ideological causes as Singh was chargeable for ‘sabotage’ Kathua’s 2018 rape case by ‘overtly defending’ the rapists of a nomadic woman from eight years.
“Considering Choudhary Lal Singh’s proposal to join Bharat Jodo Yatra and Congress allowing the same, I have no choice but to resign from Congress. Lal Singh was responsible for sabotaging the rape case of Kathua in 2018 brazenly defending rapists,” she tweeted.
“Lal Singh has divided the entire area of Jammu and Kashmir to defend the rapists and @bharatjodo is ideologically opposed. For ideological causes, ‘I can not share the get together platform with such an individual’, a- she tweeted, mentioning Rahul Gandhi.
Notably, Singh was pressured by then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to resign as Minister of Forests. Bharat Jodo Yatra will enter Jammu and Kashmir on January 19 the place Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah Sanjay Raut, MY Tarigami, Mehbooba Mufti will be a part of the yatra at totally different places.