New Delhi, Apr 22: In her bid to score brownie points over PM Narendra Modi, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday virtually spoke like Pakistan's spokesperson. Mehbooba said that Pakistan has not kept its nuclear weapons for Eid, while reacting to PM's statement that India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali. Mehbooba said PM has stooped low by bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse.Mufti tweeted, "If India hasn't kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it's obvious Pakistan's not kept theirs for Eid either. Don't know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.
During a rally in Rajasthan's Barmer on Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan. "Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for 'Diwali'? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya)," he asserted.
Attacking Congress Modi on Sunday had said that India missed a "golden opportunity" to resolve Kashmir dispute during 1971 war when "under global pressure" it released hundreds of Pakistani troops who were in the custody of Indian army.Speaking at an election rally, Modi said then Congress government signed Shimla agreement (in 1972) "under global pressure" and released over 90,000 prisoners of war (PoW) instead of resolving the Kashmir dispute "in lieu of the PoW.""Pak troops were in our custody. A big area of Pakistan was also captured by Indian forces during 1971 war but the Congress government lost it on table in Shimla agreement and they were released," he said."The government crumbled under global pressure and signed the Shimla agreement and the matter was closed. PoW and the captured land were released. That was a golden opportunity to resolve the Kashmir dispute in lieu of the PoW," he said.The prime minister said that it was a trump card in the hands of the government but the chance was missed and the entire country is facing its result today.Modi said it was the reason why Congress leaders do not want nationalism to be an issue.He said Indian forces killed terrorists across the border without engaging in a war. "This is called a strong government. We have created fear among terrorist," the PM said.The Indian Army had conducted a surgical strike across against several terror launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir in September 2016, ten days after a terror attack at an Army camp in Uri in which 19 soldiers had been killed.In February this year, the Indian Air Force struck at a terror camp in Balakote after a terrorist attack in Pulwama, which had left 40 CRPF personnel dead.Modi said his government crushed the ego of Pakistan and "forced the neighbouring country to roam in world with begging bowl.""Hamne Pakistan ki sari hekdi nika di. Use katora leke dunia me ghumne ko mene majboor kar diya hai," he said.News24 Bureau/ Agencies