PDP president Mehbooba Mufti's convoy was attacked with stones in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday while she was returning from a shrine, officials said. Mehbooba Mufti had gone to a shrine at Khirram in Anantnag district to pay her obeisance and was returning to Bijbehara when the incident took place, they added.
One of the spare vehicles in the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister's motorcade was damaged in the stone-throwing and the driver was hurt.
Others in the entourage, including the PDP president, escaped unhurt.
Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti has raked up controversy after she hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that he bashes political parties before elections and stitches alliances with the very same parties later. Taking to Twitter, the former Jammu and Kashmir CM tweeted:
"Why does PM bash political families pre-elections & then sends his envoys to stitch alliances with the very same parties? NC in 99 & PDP in 2015. Why do they choose power over Article 370 then? BJP with its noxious agenda of banishing Muslims & minorities wants to divide India".
Mehbooba Mufti is contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha election from the Anantnag seat, which she had won in 2014. The south Kashmir constituency, spread over the four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian, is going to the polls in three phases from April 29 to May 6.
(With inputs from PTI)