Ideological differences trump PDP-BJP alliance

The day PDP and BJP came together,  questions were raised about their agenda for alliance. Kashmir valley electorate too questioned PDP but BJP was accused more for having compromised the policies the party had been pursuing for more than last six decades.

PDP pleaded that  coalition would work towards creating an environment for an all-round economic development of the State thereby opening channels for the  prosperity of the people. Very soon the  Kashmir valley voter  too started  complaining that PDP had promised that Government will review the security situation of the State including the need for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) but nothing substantial had been delivered. But as per some observers the promises of good governance were overshadowed by political errors and ideological controversies created by the two ‘allies’.

People in Kashmir valley had been and are still complaining that the coalition government was expected to rehabilitate the ‘2014 Kashmir Valley Flood Victims’ but the PDP led government has failed  to rehabilitate them materially as well as emotionally. No doubt the government has done its best for compensatory rehabilitation of flood victims but the way the controversies over ‘Kashmir’ issue and related questions have been handled by the  alliance partners the anti national elements have got enough opportunities to exploit the situation.

PDP-BJP Government  had  sent indicators that for bringing stability and peace    it would  initiate dialogue process with all internal stakeholders of the State including  Hurriyat Conference. Ofcourse ,  the reference to stakeholders as had been made was not pertaining to local development issues. More so, some people are opining that even after nearly 21 months the alliance  with  BJP has a negative impact on PDP  vote bank since the people in Kashmir who owned PDP ideology   still have otherwise apprehensions about the BJP’s policies.

The compromises on ideology  that PDP made with BJP hasnt helped the party in any way.

No development goals have been realized. Instead the way the ‘separatist’ sponsored protests took the leas after  July 8 and the way even the National Conference supremo had publically called ’in last November for support to  Hurriyat leadership ( provided it takes to a legitimate path) for achieving the goal towards ‘rights of Kashmiries’  instead reflects the ideological political compulsions that have  developed on ground in the Valley.

Even it was said in Rajya Sabha by a very very senior MP on August 10 that Maharaja Hari Singh had  signed instrument of accession on 27th October 1947 ( whereas,  as per Government of India it was signed on 26th October 1947) adding further that  the  Princely State of J&K  has not yet merged with India the way other states had merged after signing the Accession.  Kashmir valley was already infected with separatists ideologies and questions on nationality as cultivated by separatists. But what was said by a senior MP in  Rajya Sabha  has not been till date neither refuted by GOI nor by the national leadership, rather it has been taken very very casually. Such  approach that leaves so serious issues uncontested or unclarified instead nullifies any remedial measures, if at all, taken by nationalist elements to correct ideological pollution.







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