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BJP seeks Mehbooba’s apology for ‘Taliban’ remarks | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The BJP on Sunday sought an apology from PDP president Mehbooba Mufti for her reference to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan to name upon the federal government to revive Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing, and demanded an investigation to determine whether or not she has any hyperlinks with the outfit.
Lashing out at Mehbooba, the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit normal secretary and former MLC Vibodh Gupta stated the union territory won’t change into hostage to their “politics of deceit and hypocrisy”.
“The people have outright rejected the politics of polarisation and have time and again reposed their faith in the vision of PM Narendra Modi,” he said.
Gupta condemned Mehbooba’s “unruly assertion” and said she has disrespected the youth of Jammu and Kashmir by “drawing a comparability between the Taliban- a terrorist organisation- and our youth”.
He sought an apology from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister.
“From supporting the Taliban to her pro-Pakistan stand and anti-nationwide remarks, Mehbooba has repeatedly tried to disturb the peace of J&Okay. Her hyperlinks with Taliban or ISI needs to be investigated…,” he said.
Addressing her party workers on Saturday, Mehbooba had asked the Centre to take a lesson out of Afghanistan where the Taliban seized power and made the US flee, and urged the government to hold dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir and return its special status which was revoked in 2019.
Referring to the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan, the former chief minister warned the Centre “to not test us” and requested the federal government to “mend its methods, perceive the scenario, and see what is going on in your neighbourhood.”
BJP leader Gupta also appealed to his party workers to join the prime minister’s call for building a “new and powerful India”.
“Under his visionary management, a brand new and powerful India is taking form and let’s vow to change into an element of this modification,” he stated.



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