Union Home Minister Amit Shah on today deplored the newly-formed People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), saying either the alliance must get the national mood or else people would pull it down.
Mocking the PAGD by calling it the ‘Gupkar Gang’, Shah said in a series of tweets that the alliance was against the national interest. He said that the Jammu and Kashmir would always be an integral part of India.
“Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and will always remain an integral part of India. Indian people will no longer tolerate an unholy ‘global gathbandhan’ against our national interest. Either the Gupkar Gang swims along with the national mood or else the people will sink it,” Shah said in one of the tweets.
The home minister said the PAGD was trying to go global and seek foreign intervention in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Gupkar Gang is going global! They want foreign forces to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir,” Shah said.
Amit Shah dragged Indian National Congress (INC) into the issue as he questioned what the grand old party’s stand on Jammu and Kashmir was. “The Gupkar Gang also insults India’s Tricolour. Do Sonia Ji and Rahul Ji support such moves of the Gupkar Gang ? They should make their stand crystal clear to the people of India,” Shah asked. INC, after attending Gupkar alliance meeting a few days ago, had announced that it supports the alliance and will fight the BJP on all fronts in the upcoming council polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
The PAGD is a political alliance between multiple regional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir and has vowed to restrore Article 350 in the state.
Shah accused the ‘gang’ of trying to bring back the era of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. “INC and the Gupkar Gang want to take J&K back to the era of terror and turmoil. They want to take away rights of Dalits, women and tribals that we have ensured by removing Article 370. This is why they’re being rejected by the people everywhere,” Shah wrote on Twitter.