“By making the nasty statement that he made, Shashi Throor has proved that the humiliating defeats of the Congress at the centre and in the states have rattled and confused the Congress leadership. It should have appreciated the PM Modi’s goodwill gesture like NC working president and J&K CM Omar Abdullah instantly did, but it thought it otherwise. It’s unfortunate,” said Prof Hari Om, adding that the Congress would soon become a story of the past if doesn’t learn lesson from its past mistakes and makes ridiculous statements.
Prof Hari Om also took to task Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his uncalled for statement that the Government of India should appreciate the prevailing security environment in the Valley and withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. “It is a matter of grave concern that Omar Abdullah, who holds the highest constitutional executive office in the state and is fully aware of the ground situation, demanded revocation of the AFSPA at a time when the dreaded ISIS recruits and idolisers are waving the black flags in Srinagar city on a daily basis and the Islamic State (IS) has been establishing its footprint in the valley to cause bloodshed of those opposed to its regressive and anti-humanity ideology,” he said. Such communally and politically motivated statements would not help the fallen-from-the-grace NC, Prof Hari Om further said, and added that the NC, like the Congress, is also destined to face political extinction.
Prof Hari expressed hope that the Congress and the NC would see reason and conduct themselves in a responsible manner to restore the political space they lost over the years owing to their unpardonable acts of omission and commission, insensitivity and arrogance.
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