Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday alleged that the PDP is a “sympathiser” of terrorists and wondered why the BJP was in alliance with such a party in Jammu and Kashmir.
His remarks came a time when his party was facing heat from the BJP for remarks of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about the surgical strikes.
“Mehbooba Mufti and PDP are sympathisers of terrorists… Allowing them to occupy the chair is betrayal…,” the Delhi Tourism Minister said.
He also sought to know whether Mehbooba considers slain militant Burhan Wani and executed Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru as terrorists.
Referring to the JNU event in which the varsity’s student union leader Kanhaiya was arrested, Mishra claimed that some Kashmiri students shouted slogans in support of Guru and against the country.
“It is said, under the pressure from Mehbooba Mufti, the Centre is not arresting those students. She should say that that such students be arrested. What is her stand on JNU? The PDP believes that Afzal Guru is a martyr,” he claimed.
Asked whether it is the time to pose such questions when there is tension on the LoC, he said, this is the apt moment to raise such issues.
Earlier in the day, Mishra’s comments at a function attended by Mehbooba and Union minister Mahesh Sharma, sparked controversy after he asked her if she considered Wani and Guru as terrorists or not, inviting protests from her entourage.
His statement did not go down well with a section of the audience which forced him to stop his speech. Mishra left the venue, saying he does not want to share the dais with Mehbooba.