Slamming NC Vice-president Omar Abdullah for eulogizing slain terrorists Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa for votes, BJP working president J P Nadda, on Friday, said that such parties have always preferred politics over country. He added that this was the same party which boycotted Panchayat elections, later participating in it, while addressing his maiden press conference in New Delhi.
"When it comes to such parties, we have said this before, they have always maintained a stance keeping more in line with politics rather than the country. Hence, their stance keeps changing with time. This is the same party which said they would boycott Panchayat elections and then took part in it. So what can one say about such parties? For them politics is first, for us the country is first," he said.
Earlier in the day, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that if the people in Tral area boycotted the upcoming Assembly elections, then BJP would win the seat from where terrorists like Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa rose, while addressing a public rally in the Jammu Kashmir district.
"All 8 Assembly seats were won by the National Conference in the previous elections. But we have to be careful. The move to boycott elections by Mubarak Gul Sir, is right because there is no bigger shock than boycotting. Imagine if the Assembly election results are similar to the parliamentary election results, then Tral's MLA will be from BJP. The area from where Burhan Wani, Zakir Musa have risen, from there a BJP MLA? This will happen if you boycott elections. Their wish is that not even 1000 people vote from Mubarak Gul's area, and distribute those votes too. They want no one to win more than 100 votes, just like in Panchayat elections," he said.
Meanwhile, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said in the Lok Sabha, on June 28, that the Centre had started preparations and Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir may be held by the end of this year.
Speaking at the Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said, "In the view of Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, preparations are underway to hold assembly elections by the end of this year."
The parliament has extended the President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months.