In a shocking comment blaming PM Modi for the deteriorating Indo-Pak relations, NC leader Javed Rana, on Friday has said that because of PM Modi's directives and only during his elections Kashmir faces bullets from Pakistan adding that otherwise, Pakistan does not have the guts to attack India.
"While it takes only 15 minutes to reach Pakistan, we have allied with Delhi (Centre) which is a 3-day journey. We are not born to face bullets, Modi Ji. We are ones who shoot. Pakistan does not have the guts to shoot at India. It is because of your elections (PM Modi) that bullets are being shot at us here (Kashmir)," he said.
Talking about why Kashmir seceded to India, Rana said that Kashmir did not unite with India to face bullets but for furthering good relations between Hindu, Muslim, and Sikhs.
"We have joined with the Union of India to face bullets. We will not face bullets anymore. We seceded with India to make a new Kashmir and to take the relations between Hindu, Muslim, and Sikhs forward. If bullets are shot here, it is because of your (Modi's) dialogue and during your elections," he added.
Previously, NC leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah had said that Pakistan is not as big a threat to the state of Jammu and Kashmir as those who want to abolish the article 370 of the Indian constitution.
Addressing a public meet in Kund valley in Kulgam district of Anantnag parliamentary constituency, in south Kashmir, Abdullah said that keeping in view the challenges the state is facing, the people have to make a right choice in the ensuing elections while choosing their representative for the Lok Sabha. He then accused that the forces are hell-bent on destroying the constitutional provisions of Article 370 and Article 35-A that confer special status to the state.
Ahead of the J&K Assembly Polls, top sources of the National Conference (NC) have affirmed that the party will be going solo in the Assembly polls. The electoral development comes in the aftermath of the Parliamentary polls result wherein NC won 3 out of 6 seats in the state, whereas Congress failed to fetch any seats in the state.