PM Modi Man of Moment but India Is Indira For Me: Mehbooba Mufti
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on Friday made it clear that for her "India is Indira Gandhi". Addressing an event in Kashmir, Mufti referred to Sangh Parivar's dislike for the Nehru-Gandhi family and said, “To me, India is Indira Gandhi. When I was growing, she depicted India for me. As it may be some people won't like it but she was the India."
At a Kashmir event in New Delhi, Ms Mufti said she was saddened to see the idea of India projected on television prime times that widens the gap between Kashmir and the rest of the country.
mufti said she has not known this India projected in "hyperventilating" TV debates.
"I am sorry to say that the image of India which the (TV) anchors project is not what India is about, is not the India I know," she said.
CM Mufti said Jammu and Kashmir, defying the two-nation theory that was based on religious break down, had coordinated to a more religious and accommodative India where Hindus and Muslims pray together at temple, church and statues of Hindu gods are being made by Muslim craft person.
powerfully opposing any action to revoke Kashmir's special constitutional status, Mufti said many people were talking "about our flag, sometimes about Article 370. which are very dear to the people of the state and they help preserve the state's unique identity".
Mufti attached her dreams and hopes on Prime Minister Modi for fixing the matter of Jammu and Kashmir.
"I feel Modi is the man of the moment. Mr. modi can become the man of history and his leadership is an asset which needs to be harnessed. And there has to be a way to work together and take Kashmir out of the mess," she said.