Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining the Bodo peace talks in Assam, she also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not initiating similar peace deals in Kashmir. "We ask our nation to give us back what was snatched away from us. If you want people of Jammu and Kashmir, you'll have to reinstate our honour. There's no other way. I say this to my country. Why does BJP get angry when I say it? Will I ask from Pakistan? If PM Narendra Modi appeals to militants of Assam to join the mainstream and leave their weapons, if talks are held with Boro (Bodo), then what is the difficulty in doing the same in Jammu and Kashmir? Why is there no option besides jail? How long will this injustice continue?," said PDP chief. She further said, "Nobody will understand the language of weapons. If you present your views peacefully, the world will listen to you. If you speak language of guns you'll be killed and you'll gain nothing. I appeal to Jammu and Kashmir youth to leave weapons and talk. They'll have to listen one day."
While addressing a public rally in West Bengal's Nadia on April 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Perturbed with fear of losing, Didi and her party are crossing all lines. Her people are abusing SCs, STs, OBCs only because they support BJP. Seeing her defeat, Didi has strategised to stop them from voting and facilitate her goons to rig votes." The fifth phase of Bengal elections are scheduled to be held on April 17.
Ahead of the fifth phase of West Bengal state Assembly elections 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah will hold series of rallies and roadshows in state today. HM Amit Shah held a roadshow in Kalimpong on April 12. People in large numbers thronged the site to get a glimpse of the leader. 5th phase of West Bengal elections will be held on April 17.
Recalling the tough opposition faced by Modi government during their failed attempt to amend the Land Acquisition Act 2013 passed by the then UPA government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said his party..