Poonch: People`s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday visited a temple in the Poonch district and offered prayers. Bharatiya Janata Party termed Mufti`s temple visit a “political gimmick.”BJP leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Kavinder Gupta said, “I have also just come from the temple but the news is about her (Mehbooba Mufti) because she is doing something different.
“It is very obvious when elections are coming they start doing these kinds of “drama and gimmickry,” he said today. “If they are really doing this with their whole heart then it`s good. May god give them the wisdom to work for the country and Jammu and Kashmir. I hope they do not support Pakistan” Gupta said.
Talking about PDP chief Mufti`s visit, Udesh Pal Sharma, son of a late PDP leader said, “We are very happy that she visited the temple. She is the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. She visited the temple, offered prayers, and offered water (jal) to lord Shiva.
“This temple was built by Yashpal Sharma & his son wanted me to go inside the temple. After that, somebody gave me a vessel containing water, so it would have been wrong to deny it so I offered prayers,” says PDP chief M Mufti offering prayers at Navagraha temple in Pooch.
#WATCH | This temple was built by Yashpal Sharma & his son wanted me to go inside temple. After that, somebody gave me a vessel containing water, so it would have been wrong to deny it so I offered prayers: PDP chief M Mufti on offering prayers at Navagraha temple in Pooch pic.twitter.com/evgHCLAUs3
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She has set a tremendous example by visiting the temple.”The former CM has given a message to the whole of Jammu and Kashmir that no one can destroy and harm the peace of J&K,” he told ANI. Talking about the temple, he said, “In November 2017, the construction of the temple was started by my father former PDP leader late Yashpal Sharma. Each and every person of Poonch have contributed to the making of the temple.”