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Last 8 years have torn apart secular fabric of India: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti | The Dispatch

Jammu: Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday slammed eight years of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government and said that for this tenure secular fabric of the country is torn apart.

She said that our country is based on a secular foundation, and in last 7-8 years have shaken and worsened the foundation of India.

Addressing media persons here, the former Chief Minister said, “Our country is based on a secular foundation. The present government has destroyed the secular fabric of India.”

Supporting the Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, PDP chief said that she solutes Rahul for nurturing the secularism, brotherhood in India. This is the way, through which the secularism, brotherhood, and true sense of Unity in Diversity can be achieved, she added.

Mehbboba also paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary and said he was the man who looked above politics.

Meanwhile, during the Delhi leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Monday morning visited the Sadaiv Atal, the memorial of former prime minister and BJP icon Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

To drive home his point of peace and unity, Rahul not only stopped at Vajpayee’s samadhi in the capital, but also visited memorials of other important leaders including family members Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, and of Mahatma Gandhi and former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri.


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