The PDP chief, Mehbooba Mufti has accused the government of 'propaganda', called the 'muscular policies' against Pakistan an electoral move and accused the government of diverting the attention from real issues.
She further went ahead to say that the tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama attack is scripted.
She said, "All this is for elections. Until the elections of 2019, this confrontation would keep on going, because unfortunately an atmosphere is created in our country that the more stern you are in Jammu and Kashmir, the more you maintain a confrontational attitude with Pakistan, the more people of the country will hail you and vote for you."
"That is exactly what is happening, that is the script. Till the time there are elections the tiff and bullets would keep going across the border. Force would be kept, muscular policies both within Jammu and Kashmir and at the borders would be maintained. Post elections you, yourself would see de-escalation," she added.
The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir accused the BJP government of diverting issues like unemployment, farmer's plight, GST to the Balakot air strikes conducted by IAF.
She said, "The thing going on right now, the issues that are being made closer to the elections. Unemployment, farmers, GST, soaring prices, strictness on traders these are no issues. No matter what you say from here, BJP responds saying Balakot. If you speak of unemployment, they say Balakot, every response would be Balakot. They want to take your mind off the real issues."
This is not the first time that the PDP chief has taken a dig at the forces, but on March 12 she called the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist who blew himself up killing 40 CRPF men in Pulwama in February a hopeless Kashmiri'.
Saying that the action by the suicide bomber shows "desperation and hopelessness" she has failed to condemn the terrorists who carried the attack
She has also continued with her pro-Pakistan line by praising Pakistan PM Imran Khan and did not hold the country accountable for its backing to Jaish-e- Mohammed.
Speaking to a foreign news media agency, Mufti said, "We saw a young Kashmiri boy - maybe he felt hopeless - who blew himself up resulting in the death of 40 CRPF personnel. This shows desperation and hopelessness among the youth."