BJP’’s rise in Jammu region a sign of worry: Azad

December 28th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI  

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Srinagar, Dec.28 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that the rise of Bhartiya Janata Party in the State is a worrying sign.

He admitted that it was never a win-win situation for the Congress.

“It does worry me. These trends are the outcome of unfortunate things happened in July and August. The question is that secularism is getting shrunk at the cost of development, Azad said, adding: “It should be a worry for each and every Indian.”

“The rise of BJP in the border state which is facing terrorism is a worrying factor for the entire country,” Azad said.

Referring to the problems faced by Congress in its alliance with PDP, Azad said that past experience would be taken into consideration while deciding the alliance partner.

Azad, meanwhile, refused to comment about any alliance possibility by saying that it should be decided at the highest level by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Talking about his personal choice, Azad said that he would choose a party whose national and secular credentials are known.

“If we had withdrawn (the order of land allotment), one region would have erupted and if we had not, the other region would have. It is difficult to take a decision keeping all the three regions in mind,” said Azad, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister. (ANI)

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