People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Friday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make India a religious country and change the tricolour to a saffron flag. Hitting out at the former ally, with whose support her party had formed a government in Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti alleged that the BJP will change the flag of the country just the way it ‘snatched away’ the Constitution and the flag of Jammu and Kashmir.
“In time to come, BJP will finish off even the Constitution and the foundations of secularism on which this country stands. They’ll make this a religious country. They’ll change the Tiranga, which you are hoisting proudly, and bring in a saffron flag,” Mufti said.
“They’ll change the flag of this nation just like they snatched away Constitution and flag of J&K,” Mufti said, adding that her party has vowed that it will get the flag and Constitution of J&K back. “We’ll also force them to resolve the issue of Kashmir for which lakhs of people sacrificed themselves,” Mufti added.