Modi’s visit is a publicity stunt, pressure tactics, holy hypocrisy and survival mantra: Bhalla

Jammu, April 25 (KMS): Reacting sharply to the wickedly planned visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) working president Raman Bhalla said the macabre drama appeared to have been conceptualized as a political firecracker ahead of the elections by the BJP to whip up hysteria in its favour.

While interacting with people in Raipur-Domana area of Jammu, he said, “It’s a publicity stunt, a pressure tactics, a holy hypocrisy and a survival mantra in the face of fast dissipating credibility of the BJP. BJP managed PM Modi’s visit to disseminate its political philosophy at the cost of public exchequer upon a cash starved J&K”.

Accusing the BJP leadership of indulging in theatrics and tantrums to woo the voters, Bhalla said that people of J&K could no longer be seduced by pomp and show of such functions. They were fast realizing that J&K was being used as electoral trump card by party to brighten its prospects in elections across India.

“The rural and remote areas were suffering immensely due to deprivation of basic amenities with none to respond to their shrill cries. The development had come to a grinding halt. And almost all announcements made by the ministers during their sojourn to J&K earlier had only proved as hoax without any follow-up action taken to translate them into reality,” he added.

The Congress leader called for immediate restoration of statehood for Jammu & Kashmir and early assembly elections after total review of the draft delimitation report. He also denounced attempts by the communal and fundamentalist forces to vitiate the atmosphere of peace and harmony and promoting the politics of hate. He expressed concern over unemployment in J&K and sought an employment package for the youths.