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Monday, June 30, 2008

Amarnath case: BJP says Congress action will have backlash

NEW DELHI, JUNE 30 (PTI)

BJP today lashed out at the Jammu and Kashmir government for its move to revoke decision on transfer of land for Amarnath pilgrimage, terming it as a "huge setback to secularism" and warning that it will have a "backlash".

The BJP has convened a special meeting of its office bearers here tomorrow to discuss the issue and chalk out future course of action.

The move to withdraw decision to give land to Amarnath Shrine Board is "a huge setback for secularism in the country and will have a backlash," senior BJP leader M Venakaiah Naidu told PTI here.

He alleged that the Ghulam Nabi Azad-led Congress government, "at the advice of central party leadership", was revoking the order "under pressure from fundamentalists and divisive forces and guided by vote bank politics."

Contending that it is a national issue, Naidu said, "power at any cost, even at the cost of national interest, seems to be the guiding principle of Congress. Congress will have to pay heavy price like in Shah Bano case."

BJP will review the situation tomorrow and decide on the future course of action, he said.

The party views the Amarnath development as "surrender of government machinery to separatist forces" and is planning a nation-wide agitation on the issue.

Reacting spontaneously to the decision to not to hand over 40 hectares of forest land to the board, the BJP and Sangh Parivar outfits observed bandh in Jammu today and their supporters clashed with police at several places there.

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