Jammu: A day after social activist Anna Hazare termed Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advaniâ€™s yatra against corruption as a â€˜gimmickâ€™, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president and senior Congress leader Saif-ud-din Soz today said his yatra had always â€˜dividedâ€™ nation.
â€˜â€™Mr Advani is a man of repute and as much important as the Prime Minister but BJP is playing to the gallery,â€™â€™ Mr Soz told a press conference at party headquarters this morning.
He however, said, â€˜â€™Advaniâ€™s yatra has always â€˜dividedâ€™ the nation and it will not achieve its purpose,â€™â€™ adding that India is a mature democracy and it would not affect it.
â€˜â€™Mr Advani should also fight for national unity and equally participate in fight against corruption as he has space in both the Houses of Parliament,â€™â€™ Mr Soz said adding that the former can fight corruption too but democratically.
â€˜â€™The yatra may bruise the nation,â€™â€™ Mr Soz said and added that it would not be acceptable to all.
However, reacting on the issue of terrorism, the JKPCC chief said, â€˜â€™Armed militancy is sponsored in Jammu and Kashmir but comparatively Naxalism is a greater threat for the nation.â€™â€™ He added that armed militancy is a challenge for the system that has to be fought.