Centre Is Using ‘Divide And Rule’ Policy To Gain Votes: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti

Mumbai: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday alleged that the central government is working on the policy of ‘divide and rule’ and its approach is to divide people and get votes.

“Those in Delhi are using Jammu and Kashmir as a laboratory and are experimenting here. Leaders like Nehru and 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.

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

Addressing a press conference here, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief attacked the BJP-led central government for renaming roads stations across the country and said the dispensation has nothing to project in front of the electorate.

“The delimitation exercise is being done randomly. 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,” she said.

The former CM claimed that the unemployment rate in the union territory is 18 per cent, which is the highest in the country.

“Centre is ruining the economy of J&K. Our economy will depend on Haryana and Punjab in future.”

Alleging that corruption is widespread in UT, she added, “They have not done any work in the last seven years. What we have in the country, they (BJP government) are selling to corporate houses.”

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