Mufti cautions BJP: Rein in elements indulging in divisive actions

Mufti cautions BJP: Rein in elements indulging in divisive actions

Mufti’s remarks came ahead of his party’s possible tie-up with the BJP on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Soon after the Delhi polls results saw decimation of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed advised the right-wing party to “introspect and absorb the message from the Delhi electorate with sublimity.”

Mufti’s remarks came ahead of his party’s possible tie-up with the BJP on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The BJP which has emerged as the most prominent force in the country in the last general elections needs to introspect and absorb the message from Delhi electorate with sublimity. While it is heartening to see the people belonging to different sections of the society closing their ranks to give democracy a push, the BJP would do well to rein in the elements that had started feeling free to indulge in a divisive language and actions,” Mufti said in a statement.

He added: “If there ever was a need for course correction for BJP the voters of Delhi have brought it home to them loud and clear.”

He said the results in Delhi “are a reminder of the fact that India is a country of diverse religious and cultural strains and the people of the capital city have restated that fact in the most emphatic way.”

 “The Prime Minister, NarendraModi, must take lead in disciplining these elements who had started conveying a different idea about the idea of India so that the country forges ahead along its ethos of tolerance, diversity and communal harmony,” said Mufti.

Advising BJP “not to ignore the message of voters in Delhi”, Mufti said the Delhi elections “have asserted the diversity of our country and the need to respect it.”

He said ArvindKejriwal’sAamAadmi Party (AAP) deserves the heartiest congratulations and best wishes from every citizen of the country.

He said the AAP has truly touched the right chord among the various sections of the people living in the metropolitan culture of Delhi, “and in a way its resounding success indicates the real aspiration of the people who want to live life of dignity away from discord and disruption.”

Mufti said it also underlines the need to improve the delivery system at the common man’s level who should feel the relief in daily life whether it is seeking a water connection, electric connection, driving license, ration without hassles and without paying bribe.