SRINAGAR, JAN 23 : While condemning the statement of PDP against Amit Shah, senior BJP leader and former MLC, Ramesh Arora said that the PDP has lost their ground in Kashmir adding that by such statement they are trying to gain place in Kashmir as elections are ahead.
While speaking to News agency Press Trust of Kashmir Arora said, “PDP is frustrated party as its members left the party”. He added that BJP never sought votes on communal lines”. He added that Mehbooba mufti should follow the path of his father late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, as he was always trying to create good relations with Jammu and Kashmir as well as India.
Mehbooba Mufti should look what her father was doing because Late Sayeed has done good work for Kashmir and Mehbooba should follow the path of her Father”. Arora added that the statement of PDP against Amit Shah is condemnable.
Earlier PDP Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) termed the BJP President Amit Shah’s West Bengal speech an open call for a Hindu Rashtra and said that the Saffron party chief has challenged the very idea of India.
Shah while addressing a rally at West Bengal said that Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh need not be afraid in India because the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been brought to grant them citizenship. He also termed Muslims as infiltrators and stated that time for their deportation has come.
“This is nothing but an open call for a Hindu Rashtra. Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in itself is laying foundations of a Hindu Rashtra and exclusion of Muslims and Christians. What Amit Shah has said is communal poison and this is a moment of challenge for right thinking Indians who still believe in Idea of India as we have always been made to believe,” said senior PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar.
Naeem Akhtar added BJP is setting up a dangerous game for electoral gains in the country and is playing a communal hatred card as last resort to win elections. “Unfortunately, BJP has only one goal and that is to win elections at whatever cost, he added. (PTK)