Shiv Sena attacks BJP over Kashmir, Bengal situation

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Mumbai, June 19: Barely a day after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met BJP President Amit Shah in Maharashtra , the Shiv Sena 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 Sena asked pointedly in an edit in the party mouthpieces 'Saamana' and 'Dopahar Ka Saamana'.

BJP Chief Amit Shah along with Uddhav Thackeray

Expressing its concern over the renewed spate of terror in the Kashmir Valley and the violence in West Bengal's Darjeeling, the Sena 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-national elements, it is backing 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 Sena 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 Sena said.

About Jammu and Kashmir, the Sena said that it appears that organisations like IS, Lashkar e Taiba, Al-Qaeda and ISI of Pakistan have already wrested control over the critical border state.

"BJP and 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. The situation there has gone out of hand. Kashmir must be saved," the edit said.

IANS

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