Anti-nationals must be brought to book: Chugh
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh on Tuesday strongly condemned the elements, who tried to invoke anti-national sentiments in the wake of the Cricket World Cup, saying due action must be taken against those trying to incite pro-Pakistan sentiments and cause a divide in the society.
At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been undertaking numerous development and progressive steps for the prosperity of J&K, such nefarious elements, who play disruptive role, must be checked, he said.
Condemning the stance of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on the matter, Chugh justified the registration of the FIR against such elements, who not only tried to intimidate the locals but also tried to glorify Pakistan, Chugh said that exemplary punishment must be meted out to such forces so that the development of J&K continues for the welfare of the poor and deprived.
He said booking anti-national elements at SKUAST Ganderbal was a welcome step, adding “the dual speak of Mehbooba Mufti has always brought miseries to J&K and its people.”
“The words uttered by Mehbooba Mufti over booking of seven anti-national elements by police are highly condemnable. The PDP chief has always brought misery and hardships to the people of J&K, and pushed the Union Territory into crisis situations from where the Prime Minister has salvaged the situation to a great extent,” Chugh said.
Moreover, Chugh said, the forces that try to invoke anti-India sentiment by shouting pro-Pakistan slogans needed to be curbed decisively so that common man in J&K could peacefully enjoy the fruits of various development initiatives undertaken by the Modi government.
Chugh said in sports any team can win or lose but to convert it all into an anti-national idiom surely calls for a firm action against the anti-national forces, particularly in border Union Territory, where the security forces have been fighting the anti-nationals tooth and nail.