NC suggests dialogue to end hostility with Pakistan

Taking a dig at the centre for its alleged failure to ensure peace along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, opposition National Conference (NC) today suggested that New Delhi should start a dialogue with Pakistan to end hostilities in the region.

While showing sensitivity to the suggestions of engaging Pakistan in a meaningful dialogue for the sake of peace on the borders, the BJP has not even attempted to carry out its much-touted hot pursuits, NC provincial president Devender Singh Rana said during a tour of his Nagrota Assembly constituency here.

He asked the BJP as to what was done in the past four years to de-escalate tension along the Line of Control (Loc) and International Border (IB) and batted for initiating talks with Islamabad to put an end to the hostilities.

The NC leader accused the BJP of exploiting the sentiments of Jammu for votes and said the promises made during poll campaigning turned out to be a hoax as there is nothing to show as far as delivery is concerned.

Except for emotive slogans, the BJP has nothing to offer to Jammu. It has been exploiting the sentiments of Jammu for the past nearly seven decades, but when the moment of reckoning came, it betrayed and back-stabbed the people," Rana alleged.

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