BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday spoke about the Hurriyat’s invitation asking tourists to visit the valley and said that the leaders must have confused “tourists” as “terrorists”. Madhav addressed the media in Jammu and said that the Hurriyat leaders must have made a spelling mistake as their main agenda has been to invite terrorists. According to reports by IE, Madhav said: “Unless terrorism stops unless violence comes to an end and peace returns, from where the tourists will come? he said. “This (inviting tourists) is the spelling mistake and the biggest hypocrisy of Hurriyat.”
The BJP general secretary further criticised former Union Minister and opposition National conference leader Farooq Abdullah for his support to the Hurriyat conference. Madhav also pointed out that former CM Omar Abdullah was speaking for Pakistan, while Farooq Abdulah was making such statements. He said that nothing could be said about whether they were saying such things due to political affiliations or due to a change in heart.
Madhav said that he spoke to all the ministers, legislators and senior party leaders in the state and expressed satisfaction over the functioning of the ministry. He said that he could not speak for the PDP but there would be no change among the BJP party ministers in the coalition government. He also rubbished certain reports made by local newspapers which said that the police had seized cash from the vehicle of a BJP minister, while the wife of another purchased a large quantity of gold following PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetisation and said that the reports were baseless.