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Imran Khan backing PM Modi for second term has left Bhakts confused: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir leaders Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he sees a better chance of peace talks with India if Narendra Modi wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Reacting to the reports of Imran Khan interview, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti pointed out the confusion of ‘bhakts’. “Bhakts scratching their heads and at wits’ end wondering if they should praise Imran Khan or not,” Mehbooba Mufti wrote on Twitter.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan batting for a second term for PM Narendra Modi also drew criticism from former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s predecessor Omar Abdullah.

Taking to Twitter, Omar Abdullah asked where was the ‘tukde tukde’ gang. “Just imagine what all the “Chowkidar” handles would be doing to @RahulGandhi & the Congress right now if Imran Khan had endorsed RG as PM in these elections? Who is the “tukde tukde” gang now?” Omar Abdullah asked.

In a series of tweets, National Conference president Omar Abdullah quoted the interview of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and hit out at the BJP for its stand that those wishing for the party’s loss are sponsored by Pakistan.

“So much for Modi sahib telling the country only Pakistan and its sympathisers want BJP to lose,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.

Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Imran Khan said if the next Indian government were led by the opposition Congress party, it might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan over Kashmir, fearing a backlash from the right.

“Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Imran Khan said in an interview.

“I never thought I would see what is happening in India right now,” said former international cricket star Imran Khan. “Muslim-ness is being attacked,” Imran Khan added.

Imran said PM Modi, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was electioneering based on “fear and nationalist feeling”.

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