Rejecting such claims by Geelani as ‘mischievous’ and without any basis, the BJP said in a statement that no emissary has either tried to meet or had met Geelani to discuss the Kashmir issue. (JPN/Agencies)
The statement said the BJP's stand that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India was very clear and there was no room for deliberations on this.
The party had time and again condemned the negative role played by leaders such as Geelani ‘whose politics is a threat to the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir’, the statement said.
Earlier on Friday, Geelani said that Modi had sent emissaries to him and separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir to create a ‘soft corner’ for him by making a ‘commitment’ to seek a solution to Kashmir issue.
Geelani, however, said he has no hopes on Modi developing a ‘soft’ policy on Jammu and Kashmir and rejected their plea for talks with him.
“Modi has started a campaign and is approaching people here. They have contacted the resistance leadership including myself which is indicative that he is trying to create a soft corner for himself within the freedom camp," he told reporters at his Hyderpora residence.
Geelani, who was placed under house arrest immediately after his return from Delhi on Wednesday, said two Kashmiri Pandits came to him as Modi's emissaries on March 22 and asked him to talk to the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate ‘directly or indirectly’ for a ‘commitment on Kashmir issue’.
"They told me that Modi is going to be the next Prime Minister of the country and you talk to him directly or indirectly to get a commitment from him on Kashmir issue. However, I rejected their offer straightway," Geelani said.
"I told them that Modi is a RSS man and the torch bearer of its ideology. And being the leader of BJP, he will not adopt a realistic policy on Kashmir," he added.
Rejecting such claims by Geelani as ‘mischievous’ and without any basis, the BJP said in a statement that no emissary has either tried to meet or had met Geelani to discuss the Kashmir issue.