Assembly elections are going to be held in Jammu and Kashmir by the end of this year or next year. Although the Election Commission has not announced the dates yet, but there are signs of some changes in the politics of the Valley. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah-led National Conference (NC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seem to be turning for each other. Recently, Omar Abdullah and Jammu and Kashmir BJP President Ravinder Raina had openly praised each other. Now his father has expressed his opinion on the Narendra Modi government differently from Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti.
Terming the song ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ as communal, Mehbooba Mufti had said that the central government is now imposing Hindutva agenda after snatching rights in Kashmir. At the same time, Farooq Abdullah has a different opinion on this matter. He has asked what is wrong in singing bhajans. He said that I myself sing bhajans and that does not make me a Hindu. He said that India is a secular country and no Hindu becomes a Muslim by visiting Ajmer Dargah here. Let us tell you that before the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in schools, orders have been given to sing this song. This song was often sung by Mahatma Gandhi and it was also sung in his meetings. Its lines like Ishwar, Allah Tero Naam have been considered important for communal unity.
Abdullah and Raina praised each other
Earlier, Omar Abdullah and Ravinder Raina had openly praised each other. Raina had termed Omar Abdullah as a gem among the top political leaders of the Union Territory. Raina had said, “When I became a member of the assembly along with Omar Abdullah, we saw as a human being that Omar Abdullah is a gem among the top political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. That’s why both of us are friends too.” He also said that Omar Abdullah was the first person to know his condition when he got infected with Corona. He had to call and inquire about his condition.
Responding to Raina’s statement, Omar Abdullah made a tweet. He said that politicians need not personally hate each other when they disagree politically. In a series of tweets, he said, “Why is politics about division and hatred? Where does politics say that we have to personally hate each other to disagree politically? I have political opponents, not my enemies.” Huh.” He said, “I am grateful for these words of Ravinder Raina. I am glad that these words will not stop us from opposing each other.”
First, Ravinder Raina and Omar Abdullah’s praise for each other and now Farooq Abdullah’s statement apart from Mehbooba’s stand on the Modi government is showing new signs about the politics of Kashmir. Before the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, both the parties can surprise political pundits by forming an alliance.
Let us tell you that earlier BJP had an alliance with Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir. Both the parties together formed the government. However, the relationship between the two ran into a rift. Both parted their ways.
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