BJP Jammu Kashmir chief gets threats from Pakistan
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jun 21: Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Ravinder Raina on Thursday alleged threat to his life.
He claimed that the threat call which he received was from Pakistan.
Calling Pakistan “a nation of coward people”, Raina said, “I have been receiving such calls from Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Muzaffarabad for many years since I constantly raise anti-Pakistan slogans. The frequency has increased after the imposition of Governor’s Rule in the state. Even today, I received a call from Karachi after attending the International Yoga Day celebrations in Jammu.”
The development comes days after the BJP pulled out of an alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Raina claimed that in one instance, a terrorist had called him and said he would meet the same fate as slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari.
Further, the BJP state chief said that he has informed about the same to the concerned authorities and Governor N.N. Vohra.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has called for an all-party meeting on June 22 to discuss the situation of the state.
The decision came after Governor’s rule was imposed in the state on Wednesday.
The governor also held an extensive discussion with advisor BB Vyas to review all major matters which were pending for approval before the Chief Minister and the Cabinet, when the change of Government took place.
Governor’s rule was implemented after Mehbooba Mufti stepped down as Chief Minister, shortly after the Bharatiya Janata Party withdrew from the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir.
The BJP’s decision reportedly came after its chief, Amit Shah, held a meeting with the party’s Jammu and Kashmir cabinet ministers.
The BJP and PDP formed a coalition government in 2015 after the state elections threw up a hung assembly. However, both of them were ideologically divided on a variety of issues.
The BJP had 25 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, while the PDP had 28. This is the fourth time in the last 10 years that a Governor’s rule is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.