NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, Jan 23 � Determined to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day, BJP today accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Omar Abdullah government of �surrendering� to separatists and displaying �disproportionate and panic reaction�.
Firing a salvo at Singh, senior leader L K Advani said BJP was �not trying to score a political point� but was instead challenging the separatists who had vowed to block the party�s plan to hoist the tricolour. �And the State is surrendering to them,� he said.
�If the rationale for the prohibitory orders is apprehension of breach of peace, curbs should be targeted towards those who have declared that they will not let the tricolour be put up at the Lal Chowk....
�And certainly not against those who have been repeatedly asserting that they will peacefully, and respectfully, unfurl the tricolour at Lal Chowk,� Advani wrote in his latest blog. � PTI