Calling those who question veracity of Balakot strike, anti-national baffling: Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. (Express photo)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said calling those who question the veracity of Balakot strike ‘anti-national’ was “baffling”. She also advised the opposition parties not to fall into the trap of changing the election discourse from pressing issues like unemployment and farmers distress.

“Calling those who question the veracity of Balakot strikes anti-national is baffling. However, the opposition should not fall into this trap of changing the entire election discourse from pressing issues like demonetisation, GST, unemployment, farmers distress to these strikes,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

Twelve days after the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, India conducted air strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on February 26. The PDP president said allowing political discourse to be reduced to the Balakot strike would only help the BJP electorally.

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