R-Day violence: Mehbooba Mufti sees BJP conspiracy to defame agitating farmers

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Jammu: PDP chief and former Chief Minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State, Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday described the violence on Republic Day a conspiracy to defame farmers who were agitating against Farm laws.

What happened on Republic Day and what we saw on the TV, the person who did belongs to BJP,’’ she told media persons here. “Woh Prime Minister ke saath raha hai, Home Minister ke saath raha hai. Who Sunny Deol ki election mein BJP ki campaign chala raha tha. Humey lagta hai ki kahin na kahin farmers ko badnam karney ki sajish ki gaye hai,’’ she said.

(He had been with Prime Minister, Home Minister and he had been running the BJP campaign for Sunny Deol) during Lok Sabha elections, PDP chief said, adding that she feels that it has been a conspiracy to defame farmers.)

Pointing out that Republic Day is celebrated to mark the occasion Indian Constitution came into existance in 1950, she asked the Central government to immediately withdraw the Farm laws as these have been enacted without consulting the farmers who today were apprehensive that they may lose everything including their land.

Mehbooba Mufti is here on a week long visit to Jammu division where she will be interacting with party leaders and workers. It is her first visit after the maiden DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir.