Sharad Pawar lashes out at BJP: Political tension continues over the film ‘The Kashmir Files’. On one hand, BJP is making this film tax free in BJP ruled states, on the other hand the opposition is busy in opposing this film. The war of words between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his party ‘AAP’ and BJP, is at its peak. Most of the political parties having different thinking from BJP, have opposed this film. Now NCP supremo Sharad Pawar has also joined this list.
Responding to this film, he said that lies are being spread across the country about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. Efforts are on to make the atmosphere of the country poisonous with lies. At an event of his party in Delhi, Pawar said such a film should not have been allowed for screening. On the contrary, this movie is being given tax exemption. He said that the people who should take responsibility towards keeping the country united. The same people are appealing to the public to watch this film. Pawar did not stop here, he said that this film works to provoke people. Which is being supported by BJP.
The Congress party has also opposed ‘The Kashmir Files’. Attacking the BJP, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala had accused the Modi government of spreading hatred among the people through this film. On the other hand, Sharad Pawar said that it is true that Kashmiri Pandits had to flee from the valley but Muslims were also targeted in the same way.
Sharad Pawar lashes out at BJP for poisoning atmosphere of country
Sharad Pawar surrounded the BJP and said that if the Narendra Modi government really cares about Kashmiri Pandits, then they should try for their rehabilitation. He said that only inciting hatred and anger in the hearts of people against minorities will poison the atmosphere of the country. He said that terrorist organizations present in Pakistan were responsible for the attack on Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims. Sharad Pawar’s remarks assume significance as Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray recently expressed his displeasure over the NCP’s soft stand towards the BJP.
Taking a jibe at the BJP, Sharad Pawar said that when the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits took place, there was a government of VP Singh in the country, which was supported by the BJP. At that time Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was the Home Minister and Jagmohan was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Who later contested the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi on a BJP ticket. Pawar said the then chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, had resigned because of his differences with Jagmohan. At that time the Governor had helped Kashmiri Pandits to flee from the valley.