BJP Uses Jawans, Hijacks Their Sacrifices to Get Votes, Says Mehbooba Mufti

Former chief minster of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. — File photo

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NEW DELHI — Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti while questioning the heavy deployment of security forces in the state after the abrogation of Article 370 on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using Jawans and hijacking their sacrifices to get votes.

The statement from the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister came at the time when the Block Development Council elections are just around the corner in the region.

Former chief minister who is currently under house arrest further said that the BJP does not care about “jawans or Kashmiris”.

Mufti aid on Twitter: “BJP uses the Jawan card and hijacks their sacrifices to get votes. But truth is that if Kashmiris are treated as cannon fodder, troops have become pawns to contain unrest in the valley. The ruling party doesn’t care about jawans or Kashmiris. Sole concern is winning elections.”

In another Tweet Mufti questioned what is behind deploying 9 lakh troops in the state when every thing is normal in Kashmir to the BJP government.

“What explains 9 lakh troops in Kashmir if everything’s normal? They aren’t there because of an imminent attack from Pak but simply to quell protests. Army’s primary responsibility is to protect borders instead of being used to crush dissent,” she said.

The Block Development Council elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir on October 24 from 9 am to 1 pm. The counting of the votes will begin at 3 pm on the same day, reports ANI.





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