“The outgoing President has left behind a legacy where the Indian Constitution was crushed for the fifteenth time. Be it abrogation of Article 370, CAA or ruthlessly targeting minorities and Dalits, he fulfilled BJP’s political agenda at the cost of Indian Constitution,” Mufti tweeted soon after. Draupadi Murmu Sworn in as the 15th President in the Central Hall of Parliament,
Mufti questioned the proven neutrality of the presidency under Kovind, whose term ended on Sunday. He hit out at them for giving the President’s assent to Articles 370 and 35-A that took away the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019. And also criticized him for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, which he said was a political tool. Minorities and Dalits.
One day Mufti’s criticism came BJP flagged off tricolor rally from kargil Lal Chowk in Srinagar. BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh started the rally and blamed the “twin families” of Mufti and Abdullah for 70 years of ill-treatment in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Both the families have made Jammu and Kashmir the capital of terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Mehbooba Mufti had claimed that after abrogation of Article 370, no one will raise the tricolor in J&K. Let her go to Lal Chowk and see how everyone is holding their hands. I am carrying the flag,” he said.
Around 300 bike riders are participating in the rally that ends at the Kargil War Memorial on the occasion of Vijay Diwas on July 26. To ensure the safety of the rally-goers, the authorities sealed all roads leading to Lal Chowk and shops were closed along the way.