Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the BJP's manifesto in the presence of senior party leaders, including president Amit Shah who said the 'Sankalp Patra' makes 75 pledges and promises to fulfil all expectations of the people. However, National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah fired a sensational allegation against the BJP in connection to 'Sankalp Patra' that reassures migrant Kashmiri Pandits of resettlement back to their home state.
While addressing a crowd, Farooq Abdullah said:
"5 saal innohne hukumat ke. 5 saal hukumat mai inhone wada kiya tha ke hum pandito ko yaha basayange. usne sarkar ko appeal ke sir jo apne kaha hai ke tum ghar vapas aaoge toh hum basayenge. Usne sarkaar ko khat likha par aaj tak Modi ji usey ek paisa nahi mila. Tum sirf Kashmiri Pandito ke vote lene ke liye usme likte ho ke hum tumhe basayange. Modi ji kaunsa insaaf kar rahe ho? Yeh hua hai."
(They ruled the state for 5 years. They had promised resettlement to Kashmir Pandits back in their home state. The Pandits even appealed to the government but to no avail. They have not received even a single penny Modi Ji. You just write all this to seek votes of the Kashmiri Pandits. Is this justice Modi Ji?)
Earlier, On Monday, Mehbooba Mufti took a jibe at BJP after a Public Interest Litigation was moved in Delhi High Court to sought direction to the Election Commission of India to ban Jammu and Kashmir politicians Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti from participating in the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections as their "statements are against the Indian constitution".
Taking to Twitter she wrote: "Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore".
A petition filed by an advocate alleged that the statements given by the Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah were against the Constitution, adding that the court or the ECI should bar or impose conditions on their entry into the general elections. The plea is yet to come up for hearing.