BJP warns Mehbooba Mufti against inciting public sentiment on Article 370 verdict

NEW DELHI | Updated: 19 December, 2023 6:41 pm IST
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti

NEW DELHI: BJP’s National General Secretary, Tarun Chugh, who also serves as the party in charge for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh, issued a stern warning to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for allegedly inciting public sentiment against the Supreme Court’s verdict on the abrogation of Article 370.

Chugh strongly condemned Mufti’s recent statement, where she remarked that the Supreme Court verdict was “not God’s verdict.” Chugh accused Mufti of indirectly attempting to provoke the people of J&K against constitutional institutions. He questioned whether her actions were influenced by Pakistan’s ISI forces, suggesting that she might be playing into the hands of anti-national forces.

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The BJP leader urged Mufti to focus on promoting Indian nationalism instead of seeking guidance from external sources. Chugh highlighted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies and initiatives have ushered in a new era in J&K, with a shift from terrorism to tourism. He emphasised that the people of the region are now seeking growth and prosperity, rejecting what he described as the politically misleading narratives propagated by the Muftis and Abdullahs.

Chugh asserted that the alliance between the Muftis, Abdullahs, and Gandhis had deceived the people of J&K for an extended period. However, he declared that the tide had turned, and Mehbooba Mufti’s alleged misleading narrative would no longer resonate with the people who are yearning for peace and prosperity.

On Monday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) announced the suspension of all political activities for a week. This decision is a demonstration of solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir following the Supreme Court’s recent verdict on Article 370.

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