NEW DELHI (TIP): BJP on aPRIL 18 night denied that its prime ministerial candidate Narendera Modi had sent emissaries to meet Kashmir’s separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to create a “soft corner” by making a commitment to seek a solution to the Kashmir issue.
Rejecting such claims by Geelani as “mischievous” and without any basis, the party said in a statement that no emissary has either try to meet or had met Geelani to discuss the Kashmir issue, PTI reported. 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. Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “SAS Geelani’s statements are false, we assure that no representatives of BJP met with him,” ANI tweeted. “We demand an apology from Geelani for his false statements, we condemn this act of misleading people of Kashmir,” the BJP leader said.