The Shiv Sena today slammed the BJP over the BJP-PDP break-up in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the BJP of again starting "election politics" in J&K.
"It was the BJP's proposal to ally with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the first place and it had done all the running around to ensure it comes to power in Kashmir," the Sena said.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" said after enjoying three years in power, the BJP says the J&K government was not working, it could not work with the PDP, terrorism had increased and development of Leh, Ladakh was being ignored.
"People are tired of these conspiracies now. Somebody should start giving them lessons in speaking the truth," it said.
BJP president Amit Shah conveniently distanced the party from the mess the Kashmir valley was put in, the Marathi daily said.
It added that the PDP was blamed for all the violence in the state.
Along with the deputy chief minister's post in Jammu and Kashmir, several important portfolios related to development were held by the BJP, the Sena pointed out.
"If Leh, Ladakh were being ignored, why did the BJP not voice it while in power and why did it not oppose the compensation given to the family of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani from the state exchequer?" asked the Sena.
It said BJP allied with a party that is soft on terrorists but when it saw problems for itself, it distanced itself.
"Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti has now dropped a 'bombshell' by saying that peace measures in the Kashmir Valley were adopted on the advice of BJP leaders and that it would be wrong to state the government was soft on terrorism," the Sena said.
The three-year Jammu and Kashmir government collapsed last week with the BJP pulling out of its alliance with the PDP.
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