In an escalating war of words, the BJP today hit out at the National Conference for calling itself the “voice of Dogras” of Jammu, saying NC been totally rejected by the people of the region, and it does not represent the ethos of the area.
“NC been rejected totally by the people of Jammu region, and it does not represent the ethos of the region. A clear evidence of this is the way the party was decimated in the previous elections of the State Legislative Assembly,” state BJP spokesman Arun Kumar Gupta said here.
In fact, the NC is afraid of this issue coming under scrutiny now and wants to shut debate among people, he added.
The BJP leader said “the issue is pending its disposal in the Supreme Court whether Article 35-A needs to be scrapped from the Constitution. That is the issue to be decided in the highest court of the land and will be properly scrutinised, he pointed out.
“A political party voicing apprehensions about it are out of place,” he said.