Nor are Pakistan’s nuclear weapons kept for Eid: Mehbooba

Nor are Pakistan’s nuclear weapons kept for Eid: Mehbooba

Anantnag: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, on Monday said that even Pakistan’s nuclear weapons were not kept for Eid.
She was reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark that India’s nuclear weapons had not been made for Diwali. He also said that India was as capable of launching nuclear attacks as of repulsing them.
“I am sure Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are not kept for Eid as well,” Mehbooba said when reporters asked her about Modi’s comment in Damhal area of Anantnag district.
Mehbooba is contesting on the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, along with 18 other candidates, polling for the first phase of which will be conducted on Tuesday.
While talking to reporters she expressed serious concern over JKLF chief Yasin Malik’s deteriorating health in Delhi’s Tihar jail.
Drawing parallels, Mehbooba said that Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya was released on bail on health grounds.
“And now she is contesting polls and spewing venom. No one is doing anything about her but Yasin Malik, who is severely ill, is being kept in confinement,” Mehbooba said.
She also commented on cash being recovered from a burnt truck in Qazigund area of Anantnag district early Monday morning.
“The Election Commission of India should take note and it should be seen which party is swindling money in Kashmir at the time of polls. These are attempts to buy votes in Kashmir,” she said.
The truck carrying copper utensils caught fire in Qazigund and it was later found that the vehicle was also carrying a huge amount of cash –demonetised notes and in currency as well. Police have taken cognizance.
Meanwhile, unprecedented security arrangements have been made across Anantnag district for Tuesday’s polling.