Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said that Pakistan undoubtedly has impact on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, however it was for India to change the ‘negative to positive’ and tread the path taken by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Ina series of tweets, Mehbooba said that PDP had aligned with the Bhatriya Janata Party to change ‘pernicious’ mindset, “We had aligned with the BJP to change this pernicious mindset. Undoubtedly Pakistan has an impact on the situation in J&K. But its upto our country to change that from negative to positive and tread the path that was taken by Vajpayee ji.”
Mehbooba also said that she was shocked at Ram Madhav’s comments in which he alleged that the government formation in the state was taking place at the behest of Pakistan,“Shocked to see baseless allegations against mainstream parties in JK following dictates from Pakistan leveled by @rammadhavbjp ji. Sad to see what the political discourse of our country has been reduced to. How does one define a party’s nationalistic credentials? Nationalistic and patriotic only if you are with the Centre and Pakistan sponsored and anti nationalistic otherwise?” she wrote on her Twitter handle.
She added that: “All mainstream parties in JK have taken grave risks to bridge the trust deficit that exists between people of the state vis a vis the country. Both PDP and NC have been allies of BJP at some point. Strange that our credentials were not questioned then. But just because our MLAs had enough integrity to stand up to your failed attempts of defection, they are now anti nationalistic?”
“India is a great country and democracy is a battle of ideas. Let’s not make a mockery of those very institutions and people,” she added