Govt Indulging in ‘Divide-And-Rule’ Policy to Gain Votes: Mehbooba Mufti

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Mehbooba Mufti. — File photo

As the BJP-led central government has nothing else to project before the electorates they are focusing on changing names of the railway stations and roads across the country

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JAMMU — Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference in Jammu on Tuesday attacked the BJP govt at the Centre alleging that the Central government is working on the “divide and rule” policy and its vision is to earn votes by dividing people, reports ANI.

“Those in Delhi are using Jammu and Kashmir as a laboratory and are experimenting here. Leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee had a vision for Jammu and Kashmir. Divide and rule is their policy – their vision is to divide people and increase their vote bank,” Mufti said, according to the report.

“Sardars are now Khalistani and we are Pakistani,” she said attacking the Centre, adding, “Only BJP is not Hindustan.”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief also slammed BJP-led central government for indulging in name-changing spree as it has nothing else to project before the electorates. She targetted the govt for changing the names of roads, stations across the country on communal lines.

“The delimitation exercise is being done haphazardly. They are only changing names (naming schools after martyrs) but children will not get employment by changing names. They (Centre) talk about Taliban, Afghanistan but not about farmers, unemployment and corruption,” ANI quoted Mehbooba Mufti as saying.

Mehbooba Mufti also attacked the centre for the unemloyment in Jammu and Kashmir and weaker economy.

“The Centre is choking the economy of Jammu and Kashmir. Our economy will be dependent on Haryana and Punjab in future,” she said.

Mehbooba claimed that the unemployment rate in the Union Territory (UT) stands at 18% – the highest in the country.

Former chief minister alleged that the BJP has not done any work in the last seven years in the Union Territory and the corruption is widespread in the region..

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