Ahead of his nomination filing in Varanasi on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to India Today Group editors and said that BJP’s alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was its “mahamilavat”.
“We went with the PDP because Mufti Saab [Mufti Mohammad Syed] was there, but it was like mixing oil and water. The PDP-BJP alliance was our mahamilavat. We only did it because that was the people’s mandate,” said PM Modi while speaking to us.
The Prime Minister has once again hit out at the Mufti family and Abdullah family in a veiled reference to the “few families in Kashmir” that are saying different things in Kashmir and Delhi.
“There are a few families in Kashmir who speak one language in Kashmir and another in Delhi. These families are speaking two languages. We must expose this duality,” PM Modi told.
The Prime Minister once again said that he didn’t have to be an MP to know Kashmir as he has lived and worked in Kashmir in his younger days as a party worker.
Narendra Modi is in Varanasi since yesterday to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections. He is seeking re-election as the Prime Minister for his second term in the Centre.
Ahead of the nomination filing, PM Modi held a mega roadshow in Varanasi that saw a mammoth turnout with thousands standing by the roads and showering rose petals on him and his entourage.
On Friday as well, PM Modi addressed a massive gathering of party workers before heading to the Kaal Bhairav temple to offer his prayers.