Jammu, Mar 20: Attacking both the BJP-PDP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, J&K's former chief minister Omar Abdullah said that in the recently held assembly elections, both the parties had spread fear in the minds of people.
Accusing BJP and PDP of engineering communal polarisation of votes during recently-held assembly polls, Abdullah said, "In Kashmir Valley and Muslim-dominated areas of Jammu region, especially the Chenab Valley, PDP created fear psychosis about BJP and RSS trampling and mutilating their distinct identity to garner votes but later joined them as per a prefixed game-plan."
Omar said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed pretended to be engaged in anti-saffron campaigning but did not tell his voters that PDP was going to forge an alliance with BJP.
"In fact, he projected both BJP and RSS as the number one enemy of Muslims and subtly coerced them to vote for his party. After bagging 28 seats, he virtually threw his party into the BJP's lap by dramatising and delaying government formation."
Omar attacked BJP, saying it bartered everything for the loaves of power.
"At the end of the day, what BJP has gained out of an alliance with PDP and with what face they will be returning back to their constituencies after making tall promises and generating euphoria?" he asked.
He said PDP and BJP has polarised the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and caused enormous damage to its secular fabric.
"In such a situation, it is incumbent upon the secular forces to come together and meet the challenge posed by deceptive, hypocritical and opportunistic alliance."
He made a strong pitch in this regard and said his party will perform its designated role being the secular and forward looking party of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
(With inputs from agencies)