The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP today demanded a probe into the alleged role of the opposition National Conference (NC) in fuelling the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir.
The BJP latched on to a media report which claimed that two NC workers were involved in arson and loot in South Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.
"The allegation (of involvement of some NC workers in fuelling the unrest) is too serious and needs to be investigated expeditiously and role of NC in fuelling the current turmoil exposed," BJP state spokesperson Anil Gupta said here.
"NC is unable to digest the fact that it has been rejected by the people time and again as is evident from its shrinking number of seats and vote share. Even in the recent Anantnag by-poll, the NC candidate lost his security deposit despite the venomous campaign launched by its leadership against BJP- PDP alliance," he said.
The media report claimed that two NC workers were involved in arson and loot in South Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.
Gupta said, "NC has been thoroughly exposed and its role in the recent turmoil in Kashmir should be an eye-opener for the people of the state".
"This expose adds credence to the earlier apprehensions that for lust of power NC leadership has joined hands with the separatists in the Valley and was doing their bidding on all contentious issues to remain in the good book of the separatists," he added.
Forty-five people have been killed in clashes that broke out between protesters and security forces two weeks ago.
(With PTI inputs)