Kashmir bearing brunt of proxy war from Pak, needs to tackle strategically: BJP

| Updated: Sep 09, 2016 13:49 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 9 (ANI): With Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig reportedly asking Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to resign for being unable to control the volatile situation in Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the Valley is presently facing a proxy war from Pakistan, and the situation can only be tackled strategically. "This is not the first time that Kashmir is having this kind of episode, these things have happened before also. We should not forget that there is a proxy war going on in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, whoich is being operated by our neighbouring country. So, we have to deal it that way, strategically," BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir told ANI. He added that Mufti has full support of the BJP, and the PDP-BJP alliance is committed to provide the people of the state with better governance. "As far as the BJP is concerned, it adheres to the agenda of alliance to provide good government and good governance to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We have our full support to Mehbooba Mufti and the coalition. Not only has the state leadership, but the Central leadership has also reiterated their vision," he said. In an interview, Baig had yesterday expressed disappointment with the functioning of the alliance between PDP and the BJP in the state. According to earlier reports, Baig had said that Mufti has lost credibility due to wrong policies of the state and the central government. (ANI)