BJP accuses Nawaz Sharif of misusing UN platform

BJP urged Pakistan to concentrate on its internal affairs like the growing resentment among Balochis.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

Kozhikode: Accusing Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of "misusing" the UN platform, BJP today asked the neighbouring country to stop dreaming of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hitting out at Sharif for raising at the UN General Assembly session the Kashmir issue and killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, BJP spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain also urged Pakistan to concentrate on their internal affairs.

"Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue at the UN. They have revealed their true colours. Nawaz Sharif has misused the UN platform. He was speaking like LeT chief Hafiz Sayeed. Pakistan should stop dreaming of Kashmir and think of saving Balochistan and Sindh," Hussain told reporters here.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to this coastal city for attending the BJP national council meeting where he is expected to speak on Uri terror attack, the BJP said Pakistan is the root cause of terrorism and it should change its name to "Athankisthan".

Raking up Kashmir, Sharif had glorified Wani as a "young leader" even as he expressed readiness for a "serious and sustained dialogue" with India for peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes, especially Jammu and Kashmir.

Slamming the Pakistani Prime Minister, Hussain said "every terrorists in Nawaz Sharif's dictionary is young and revolutionary leader".

The BJP also accused Congress of indulging in petty politics on the Kashmir issue and asked the opposition to believe in Modi, his government and the Indian Army.