Controversial: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti Says "Pakistan Has Not Kept Its Bombs For Eid", In Response To PM Modi's "'Have We Kept Our Nuclear Bomb For Diwali?" Statement

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Retorting to PM Modi's remark that 'Have we kept our nuclear bomb for Diwali?' made in a rally in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, PDP chief and former J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that 'Pakistan has not kept their (bombs) for Eid'.

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Retorting to PM Modi's remark that 'Have we kept our nuclear bomb for Diwali?' made in a rally in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, PDP chief and former J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that 'Pakistan has not kept their (bombs) for Eid'.

The Prime Minister while addressing an election rally in Barmer had said that the BJP government, unlike the Congress administration, had refused to be intimidated by Pakistan's nuclear threats and had given it a fitting reply through the Balakot air strikes.

“What do we have then? Have we kept our nuclear bomb for Diwali,” he asked while affirming India's nuclear capability and military strength.

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Mufti had earlier locked horns with the BJP on the candidacy of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur for the Bhopal constituency in the Lok Sabha elections, claiming that ' according to saffron fanatics, all Muslims are terrorists.'

"Imagine the anger if I’d field a terror accused. Channels would’ve gone berserk by now trending a mehboobaterrorist hashtag! According to these guys, terror has no religion when it comes to saffron fanatics but otherwise, all Muslims are terrorists. Guilty until proven innocent."

She had also attacked the BJP statement distancing itself from Sadhvi Pragya's controversial statement on 26/11 martyr, Hemant Karkare, asking 'how BJP was okay sending a mentally unsound person to Parliament'.

The PDP Chief has also batted for 'self-rule' in the state claiming that 'self-rule is the most pragmatic approach' to resolve the issue of the state and that to bring about an end to the malevolence between India and Pakistan.

Rhetoric over its nuclear-armed status had been frequently employed by Pakistan PM Imran Khan in the aftermath of the Pakistan-perpetrated Pulwama terror attack as a statement of deterrence against reprisal from India. India had responded with the Balakot air strike against Pakistan's terror base.

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