Hitting back at BJP chief Amit Shah for “false allegations” of discrimination against Jammu and Ladakh region, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that if the charges were true, why none of the BJP ministers spoke about it till now.
“If anything they (BJP) should review the performance of their own ministers, who largely represented the Jammu region. If there were any such concerns, none among them either at the state or central level talked about it during the last three years,” Mufti tweeted.
In a series of tweets, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said that all the decisions taken during the PDP-BJP government in the state were in accordance with the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) the parties had agreed upon.
“Many false charges levelled against us by our former allies. Our commitment to the Agenda of Alliance, co-authored by Ram Madhav & endorsed by senior leaders like Rajnath Ji never wavered. It is sad to see them disown their own initiative & label it a 'soft approach’,” Mufti tweeted.
She further said that the decisions to withdraw against stonepelters and the unilateral ceasefire were necessary and the BJP had also endorsed them.
“Status quo on Article 370, dialogue with Pakistan & Hurriyat were a part of AoA. Encouraging dialogue, withdrawing cases against stonepelters & the unilateral ceasefire were much-needed measures to restore confidence on the ground. This was recognized & endorsed by BJP,” she said in another tweet.
Status quo on Article 370, dialogue with Pakistan & Hurriyat were a part of AoA. Encouraging dialogue, withdrawing cases against stonepelters & the unilateral ceasefire were much needed measures to restore confidence on the ground. This was recognized & endorsed by BJP. 2/6— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 24, 2018
She said that not handing over the Rasana rape and murder case to CBI and removing pro-rapist ministers were her duties as the chief minister of the state.
“Not handing over the Rasana rape & murder case to CBI, getting the pro-rapist ministers removed & also issuing orders not to harass the Gujjar & Bakarwal community in the guise of anti-encroachment drives were my duties as CM to provide a sense of security to both communities,” the PDP chief said.
Referring to BJP leader and former minister Choudhary Lal Singh’s remark that journalist should ‘mend their ways’, she said, “After expressing concern about freedom of expression in J&K following Shujaat (Bukhari)’s murder, their MLA, notorious…, still threatens journalists belonging to the valley. So what are they going to do about him?”
The BJP last week had pulled out of its alliance with the PDP, accusing the latter of discrimination against Jammu and Ladakh region and having a soft approach against the increasing alienation of youth in the Valley.