While talking to reporters in Bandipora, Thakur said that Omar’s new demand for a separate Prime Minister for J&K is nothing but an election gimmick.
Altaf Thakur had organised a meeting for BJP workers’ from Kashmir at Bandipora. District president BJP, Sheikh Waseem Bari, also accompanied Thakur during the meet, wherein the preparation for upcoming Lok Sabha polls was reviewed.
During the interaction, the participants assured party leaders that the common man of Padder will support BJP.
Altaf said, “There are no two prime ministers in the same country. If Omar wants, he can go to other countries like Pakistan, Afganistan, where he can become prime minister. When they (NC) are in the government, they talk about being pro-India and ‘I love India’. These people get frustrated when they are not in the government.”
“Why did he not ask for separate PM when was the chief minister of J&K? All this is an election gimmick.”
When asked about the government’s decision to curb civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sundays and Wednesdays to secure the movement of security forces’ convoys, Thakur said that the order was against civilians.
“This is a completely unjustified order, that will create problems for civilians and should be revoked. Stopping movement of civilian traffic on the national highway is unthinkable and should be revoked.”
He said it was true there were security concerns but not at the cost of civilians.