PDP Chief stokes controversy after worker displays toy guns
BJP says Mehbooba promoting gun culture seeks her disqualification
Srinagar: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday stoked a controversy after a worker displayed toy guns during an election rally in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
The PDP president while addressing the workers said that only her party has the agenda for resolution of Kashmir issue through dialogue.
She regretted that Modi didn’t follow the footprints of BJP’s first Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Kashmir.
Reports said that it was during her speech that a party worker displayed toy guns much to the applause of the other workers.
Soon after the pictures of the PDP worker displaying the toy guns went viral, the BJP sought immediate cancellation of the nomination of Mehbooba Mufti from Anantnag parliamentary seat.
Bhartiya Janata Party state spokesman Altaf Thakur while strongly opposed the act of a PDP supporter holding a toy pistol and toy AK 47 gun in his hands in a PDP rally at Chadoora, Budgam urged the Chief Electoral Officer JK and the Election Commission of India to disqualify Mehoobba for promoting militancy in her poll rallies.
In a statement issued here, Thakur said that it was unfortunate that for the greed of power, Mehbooba was playing militancy card to garner support from the people.
“This way, PDP is promoting gun culture in Kashmir just to befool people and to seek votes,” the BJP leader said.
Thakur said that chief electoral officer and the Election Commission of India must look into the issue on priority and immediately disqualify the PDP president by cancelling her nomination papers.
He said BJP will strongly oppose any move aimed at promoting the gun culture.