Badge of honour if standing by my people makes me a separatist: Mehbooba Mufti
New Delhi : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti reacted sharply to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comment – "statements of mainstream parties of Kashmir create a separatist psyche & not acceptable to New India".
Speaking her out on Twitter, Mehbooba Mufti wrote, “Unacceptable is a new India where those who kill and lynch in the name of religion are feted and garlanded. If standing up for my people makes me a separatist and anti-national then it’s a badge I will wear with honour.”
She also lauded Congress' manifesto for showing "courage to endorse issues PDP incorporated in its agenda of alliance with BJP. Revocation of AFSPA, not fiddling with JK constitutional provisions and holding unconditional dialogue; the roadmap PDP envisages is the only solution for a peaceful J&K”.
Congress has shown great courage by endorsing issues PDP incorporated in its agenda of alliance with BJP. Revocation of AFSPA, not fiddling with JK constitutional provisions & holding unconditional dialogue .The roadmap PDP envisages is the only solution for a peaceful J&K pic.twitter.com/HddumNZZZK— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 2, 2019
Mehbooba said, "Amusing. Amit Shah daydreams about scrapping Article 370 & PM hopes that Pak implodes. The nation wants to move on & focus on issues like unemployment, inflation, etc but BJP cant drop its obsession with Pak. This election forgets real issues, divisive politics will rule the roost."