Low voter turnout in her “perceived bastion” in phase one of the Anantnag Parliamentary constituency has rattled Mehbooba Mufti so much that she has upped the ante as far as her anti-India tirade and pro-separatist agenda are concerned, stated Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, in a press statement issued to Greater Kashmir.
Brig Gupta warned Mehbooba Mufti that in her quest to generate a sympathy wave, she continues to boast about her defiance of the instructions/advisories issued to her government by the central government.
“These statements of Mehbooba are confession of her betrayal to the highest constitutional post while in occupation of which she was working against the national interest,” said Brig Gupta.
Gupta further said that the PDP president also continues to emotionally “exploit” the local Kashmiris through “half-baked” truth and “spin-doctored statements”.
“Knowing well the difference between international trade carried out at Wagah and barter trade across the LoC carried out at the two trade facilitation centres, one each in Jammu & Kashmir regions, she (Mehbooba) continues to mislead the Kashmiris through statements,” said Gupta.
He said that since majority of the rural population in Kashmir does not know the difference between the two types of trade they get emotionally swayed and get “carried away” by her “anti-India propaganda” that “central government wants to subjugate the Kashmiris and squeeze them economically”.
As a responsible mainstream politician and ex-CM of the State, Brig Gupta said that Mehbooba should be explaining to the people the real intent of the government which is to curb terror funding so that the menace of terror can be eradicated from the Valley and peace restored for the benefit of common Kashmiri.
He suggested Mehbooba Mufti to refrain from issuing statements that can create tension in Valley.