Joined BJY as Rahul wants to unite Country: Omar Abdullah
‘Article 370 more inheritance of congress than ours’
Banihal, Jan 27 (KNO): Former Chief Minister of J&K and vice president Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday said that he has not joined Bharat Jodo Yatra for any individual benefit but he joined this Yatra as Rahul wants to unite the country.
While talking to reporters in Banihal on the side-lines of the BJY, Omar said that the condition through which the country is going, in such a situation people’s movement has a “very much importance.”
“Like rest of the country where people were seen enthusiastic in welcoming this Yatra, people of Kashmir are also ready to welcome and join this Yatra,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “I don’t believe this Yatra is for a personal image of Rahul Gandhi as I know him, he only led this Yatra as he really wants to unite the country.”
Omar said that Rahul is very sad about the current situation of the country and as religious tensions are being created and minorities targeted.
“Despite being such a big country with a huge share of Muslim population, there isn’t a single Muslim MP from the ruling party in both houses. This is probably the first time after independence that in the Indian government there isn’t a single Muslim MP of the ruling party,” Omar said, adding that “this is enough to understand the condition of minorities in the country.”
He said that let BJP try to make friendship with Muslim countries but a country where there is not a single Muslim MP from the ruling party reveals the basic reality.
“I have joined Yatra as Rahul started this just for uniting the country not for his personal image but for the country’s image,” he said.
While replying to a query that Rahul Gandhi spoke about statehood of J&K and not about article 370, Omar said: “This is the party’s internal issue but I still believe that article 370 has more inheritance of Congress than ours. What role Congress will play, I really don’t want say anything about that at this juncture—(KNO)