Stay united to thwart assault on Article 370, 35-A : Mehbooba Mufti
■ Naveed Ul Haq
Budgam: Cautioning people of the state about nefarious designs of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to target Article 370, 35-A, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asked people to stand united and fight a collective battle to thwart attacks on our identity.
Addressing an election rally in Wathoora village of Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Mehbooba said that, t BJP-led government at the Centre has failed in all areas, be it unemployment, farmer issues or price rise, and is therefore seeking ways to gain votes.
Mufti claimed that any change in the status of Jammu and Kashmir could threaten the whole region.
“Let Kashmiris understand their duties and not miss the opportunity to send right persons in India’s parliament to represent their sufferings and sentiments. If people make a wrong choice yet again, the onus will lie on them not on those who exploit their sentiments,” Mehbooba said while addressing the public rally.
In his short address to the masses, she said that the PDP is a movement for peace and development in the state.
Mehbooba was addressing massive public meetings at Wathoora Chadoora and Khan Sahib Assembly segments of Budgam district to garner support in favor of the party candidate for Srinagar LS seat, Aga Sayed Mohsin.
She continuesly gives justification for the much criticized PDP-BJP alliance, saying it was stitched solely for the welfare of youth and getting the state out of difficulties and said, it would be unwise to hope that Modi if voted to power would pursue the path of reconciliation with Pakistan and the people of Kashmir as even Muslims in India want Modi government to go.
”we always had an agenda rode map to resolve the Kashmir issue peacefully, we have always proved that how did we help them who were in trouble” she said
“Your vote is very important, you have seen the good performance of PDP before and will see in futre Insha’Allah ” she said.
Mehbooba said that, PDP has always fought the politics of hate and will continue to do so ever in the larger interest of retaining the secular fabric of the state, for which it is known all over.
She urged masses to vote in huge numbers and become part of the movement.
Mehbooba was accompanied by several senior party leaders including Dr Mehboob Beg, Party’s Candidate of Srinagar LS Seat Agha Syed Mohsin, Party general secretary and former minister Gh Nabi Lone Hanjura, Muntazir Mohi-ud-din, Yaseen Bhat party’s candidate for Charari Shareef constituency and Er Nazir Yatoo.