Mehbooba Mufti’s Veiled Warning For BJP, Bid To Break PDP Will Be Dangerous

If Delhi tries to create divisions in PDP, outcome will be dangerous says Mehbooba Mufti


Mehbooba Mufti, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, today warned that attempts to break her party PDP would have serious consequences, in what is seen as an attack on her former ally, the ruling BJP.

Ms Mufti resigned last month after the BJP ended its alliance with her PDP or People’s Democratic Party citing rising security crisis in Jammu and Kashmir.

“If Delhi tries to create divisions and interfere like that then I think just like a Salahuddin and a Yasin Malik were born in 1987…if it tries to break the PDP then the outcome will be dangerous,” news agency ANI quoted Mufti as saying.

Soon after the coalition ended, the former chief minister warned the BJP that any attempt to engineer defections in her party “would erode the trust of the Kashmiris in Indian democracy”.

Ms Mufti’s political rival Omar Abdullah, the leader of the National Conference, tweeted a sharp rebuttal saying, “She must really be desperate if she is threatening the Centre with renewed militancy if PDP breaks up. She seems to have forgotten that militancy in Kashmir has already been reborn under her most able administration.”

Several PDP leaders have accused the BJP of staying in touch with its leaders since the alliance crashed and Governor’s Rule was implemented in the state. At least 21 PDP legislators have met Mehbooba Mufti since Saturday and pledged their support to her.

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