BJP flays Mehbooba Mufti for 'desperate' statements on Kashmir situation

BJP flays Mehbooba Mufti for desperate statements on Kashmir situation

New Delhi: Taking strong exceptions to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's statement that any attempt to split PDP will only create more separatists like Yasin Malik, the BJP on Friday lashed out at their former ally and said she should stop sounding "so desperate". "This is an absurd comment......she must stop sounding so desperate," BJP spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao told reporters here. On her remarks that any split in PDP will only create more Yasin Malik and Salahuddin, Mr Rao wondered whether Ms Mufti was "equating her party PDP with Hizbul Mujahideen. He said the on-going developments with several PDP legislators attacking Ms Mufti's leadership only shows that "she is losing control". "Whatever is happening in her party is only an internal matter," he said. Another BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi sarcastically commented:

"Ghar sambhal nahi sakte,aur mohalley mein shor macha rahen haen (It is a classic case of someone making noise in the entire locality after he or she cannot run his or her home)". Mr Naqvi advised Ms Mufti that no statement should be made that would only help the separatists. In a rather unprecedented remark, Ms Mufti earlier said: "If Delhi, tries to dismiss the voting rights of people like 1987, if it tries to create divisions and interfere like that then I think just like a Salahuddin and a Yasin Malik were born in 1987...if it tries to break PDP like that then outcomes will be dangerous". However, National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has maintained that nothing much should be attributed to Ms Mufti's comments.

"Let me put this out here for all to remember not one new militant will be created with the break up of the PDP. People will not mourn the demise of a party created in Delhi only to divide the votes of Kashmiris," Mr Omar Abdullah said in his tweet, commenting on the formation of PDP. Ms Mufti's father and former Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed had founded the PDP in 1998. PDP headed alliance governments in Jammu and Kashmir - first headed by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed between October 2002 and November 2005 with Congress as partner and lately from 2015 to 2018 June with the BJP.

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