Mehbooba Mufti has been asked by Aam Aadmi Party to clarify her deal with BJP. She is also being questioned on different issues. As she is ready to form the government with BJP, a lot of questions are being thrown at her based on the latest controversies, major one being her comment on Afzal Guru.
Kumar Vishwas, leader of AAP, on Saturday, asked her to clarify her stand on the Afzal Guru case. Afzal Guru was convicted for the 2001 Parliament attacks and he was hanged three years ago. AAP has also began a social media campaign #SpeakupMehbooba.
Twitter soon flooded with a series of tweets from the party’s official account. She has been accused of betraying Kashmiris by indulging into this political opportunism. One of the tweets said, “Relationships of convenience make ideology irrelevant as PDP forms government with BJP and PDP. BJP and PDP are allies. PDP is Afzal sympathizer now. So now, BJP is Afzal sympathizer now? Mehbooba shatters the confidence of the Kashmiris, leaves them like orphans.”
An open letter has been written by Dr. Kumar Vishwas to Mehbooba Mufti asking her to explain her stand on the Afzal Guru’s death. He wrote, “We have come to know that you are going to form a coalition government with BJP. But your stand on certain issues like holding Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru a martyr cannot be agreed with. Now, we have come to know that you have changed your old stand on Afzal. You now consider Kashmir an integral part of India like patriots like us.” He also questioned her as to why she has not allowed the arrest of the students who were responsible for raising ‘anti-national’ slogans in Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU).
Mufti had called him a ‘martyr’ in the past and this is the time when they are forming a government with the BJP. PDP and the BJP met the governor of Jammu and Kashmir, NN Vohra to stake to claim to form the government. She will be the first woman Chief Minister of the state and Nirmal Singh, the deputy Chief Minister.
Here’s the tweet and open letter posted online by Dr. Kumar Vishwas
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) 26 March 2016