State BJP chief says CM Mehbooba Mufti was soft on critical issues

State BJP chief says CM Mehbooba Mufti was soft on critical issues Hakeem Irfan RashidHe also claimed that former CM Mehbooba Mufti wasn’t able to take a hard stand on critical issues due to political compulsions, but emphasised that the focus now would be to bring peace back in the state. The BJP legislator from the frontier constituency of Nowshera in Jammu said that there was complete law lessnes. The Jammu & Kashmir state BJP president Ravinder Raina said on Wednesday that pulling out of the coalition was the result of a chain of events over the past three to four months, and Governor’s rule was necessary to impose the writ of the government on ground, which was diluted due to coalition compulsions.
He also claimed that former CM Mehbooba Mufti wasn’t able to take a hard stand on critical issues due to political compulsions, but emphasised that the focus now would be to bring peace back in the state. Raina, who was recently appointed the party’s state chief, said he would focus on improving the situation in the Valley, and then prepare for the 2019 polls.
The new chief said the utmost priority will be restore law and order.
“There was no immediate trigger. It took three months. It is not a matter of consolidating Jammu or Kashmir or Ladakh or a run up to elections. It is the matter of restoring peace and normalcy in J&K,” Raina.
The BJP legislator from the frontier constituency of Nowshera in Jammu said that there was complete lawlessness in Kashmir and the rule of law has gone for a toss.
“When law and order situation slips out of control, a senior journalist is killed in broad daylight, Aurangzeb of the Army is abducted and killed, stone-pelters don’t allow Eid prayers – what do you do? Can we afford to leave people in that kind of a situation?” he asked.
“Writ of the government should be visible and it has to be ensured that whosoever does any wrong, will be punished,” asserted Raina. He also blamed Mufti for the deteriorating situation in the Valley. “Madam Mufti tried hard but could not do enough.”
For the BJP chief the only expectation under Governor N N Vohra’s rule is that he would implement rule of law with all transparency and honesty so that people in Kashmir live with dignity.
“Madam Mufti tried hard but could not do enough. Because of incidents like lynching of DySP Muhammad Ayub, she warned people that they will fear and run for their lives, even at a glimpse of police gypsy. And lock themselves inside houses. She also asked protestors, did they go to army camps to buy milk and toffee? She wanted to do things, but sometimes political compulsions stop you,” Raina.
The BJP state chief reiterated that the party would aim for a majority and BJP chief minister in J&K in the next elections.

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