SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and president of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti, today accused Governor Satya Pal Malik of implementing Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) agenda in the State.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference here, the PDP president said BJP is implementing its agenda through Governor led administration in the otherwise Muslim majority State by dividing the State into fragments and pitting different regions and communities against each other.
“We acted as a major hurdle for the BJP to implement its agenda in Jammu and Kashmir. However, since the time it toppled the democratically elected Government, the party is trying to rule the State through Governor and is making strenuous efforts to alienate the Muslims of the State,” Mehbooba said.
The former Chief Minister said that Governor is playing with fire by taking decisions against the sentiments of people. “Those at the helm including the Governor must know that Jammu and Kashmir is a Muslim majority State and any move aimed at alienating the majority community will have grave consequences”, she said.
Mehbooba slammed the Governor over adopting different
yardsticks for different regions of the State. She demanded rotational
headquarters at both Kargil and Leh for the recently created Ladakh division.
“It is unfortunate that the otherwise peace loving people of Kargil are pushed
to the wall with their rights being taken away from them in an unnatural
manner”, she added.
The former Chief Minister said that the BJP while being PDP’s coalition partner in the State acted as a major hurdle in creation of separate divisions for Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley. “You cannot adopt different yardsticks for different regions of the State. There are strenuous efforts being made to create new fault lines, pit people of the State against one another. I caution the Governor administration not to play with fire in a sensitive State like Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.