While addressing a crowd at Kathua, PM Modi took a jibe at the local leadership of Kashmir and had said that National Conference and People's Democratic Party are trying to separate Jammu and Kashmir by demanding a new Prime Minister and not letting the ruling dispensation to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A.
Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have made national security the focus of their campaign for a national election now being held. "This is how much Modiji believes what he says".
Earlier Prime Minister, in a rally at Kathua, claimed that the Abdullah family (National Conference) and Mufti family (PDP) destroyed the lives of three generations in the state. He thundered that "these corrupt families of J&K must know that Modi will stand like a wall against their attempts to continue their family rule in the state".
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti echoed Omar Abdullah's sentiment in her tweet. "BJP with its noxious agenda of banishing Muslims & minorities wants to divide India".
He said the Congress' Karnataka unit has already filed a complaint with the EC in this regard.
While the parliamentary poll is in full swing in India, PM Narendra Modi has addressed an audience at an election rally detailing why he prioritises security issues in his policies, as well as pondering on the soured ties with Pakistan.
"Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has openly supported Narendra Modi as a pre-condition for talks on bilateral resolution of the Kashmir dispute which clearly shows that there is a tactical understanding between the BJP and the Pakistan Prime Minister", the Congress leader told PTI. "India is not Modi & Modi isn't India", Mehbooba Mufti said. "This is a new India and it will strike terrorists well inside their hideouts across the border", he warned.