Kashmir peace credit goes to UPA: Rahul

April 14th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Vijaypur, (Jammu and Kashmir), April 14 (IANS) The credit for peace in Jammu and Kashmir goes to the five year rule of the United Progressive Alliance led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday.
Gandhi ridiculed the opposition remarks that the UPA was soft on terrorism.

“I have a question for all these parties,” Gandhi said referring to the rigorous campaign of the BJP accusing the government of having no will and capacity to fight terrorism.

“If Manmohan Singh was not fighting terrorism, then how did the situation in Jammu and Kashmir transform from a land of death and destruction to peace and progress,” he said.

Gandhi was addressing a rally in this town, 30 km from Jammu, to campaign for his party candidate Madan Lal Sharma.

Sharma is fighting from Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency, which goes to polls in the first of the five phase elections April 16. Tuesday was the last day of the election campaigning for the first round.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also addressed the joint Congress and National Conference rally.

Abdullah said Jammu and Kashmir’s progress was guaranteed if the UPA returns to power.

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