Mumbai, June 19: Barely a day after Shiv Se chief Uddhav Thackeray and BJP President Amit Shah met here, the Shiv Se on Monday launched a fresh attack on its ally — this time for the grim situation in Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal. “Amit Shah says if mid-term polls are held in Maharashtra, they will win hands down. They can also win the presidential election. But who will win the war in Jammu and Kashmir?” the Se asked pointedly in an edit in the party mouthpieces ‘Saama’ and ‘Dopahar Ka Saama’.
Expressing its concern over the renewed spate of terror in the Kashmir Valley and the violence in West Bengal’s Darjeeling, the Se said these heavenly places on earth are currently passing through a bad spell, but “some people” are more eager about winning mid-term elections in Maharashtra. “We wish them all the best. However, we are not perturbed about winning or losing mid-term elections in Maharashtra. Our greatest worry is whether Jammu and Kashmir will remain on the map of India in the long run,” the edit said.
“The BJP is standing solidly with ‘anti-tiol elements’, it is backing (Chief Minister) Mehbooba Mufti, who in turn, keeps making reckless statements, but not a single ‘Parivar’ member has shown guts to challenge her,” noted the edit. The Se pointed out that whenever there are encounters and terrorists are killed by our security forces in Kashmir, brutal retaliatory attacks on the camps and bases of Indian armed forces follow, killing many of our soldiers.
The separatists in West Bengal are heavily armed and get support from various quarters, though Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying her best by inviting them for talks, the Se said. About Jammu and Kashmir, the Se said it appears that organisations like IS, Lashkar e Taiba, Al-Qaeda and ISI (of Pakistan) have already wrested control over the critical border state. “These (BJP/Parivar) people should focus their attention there and think of how you will win the war in J&K, and ensure that the sacrifices of our soldiers don’t go in vain. (IANS)