The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson and Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi, Meenakshi Lekhi, on Tuesday said that if restrictions are eased, people of Kashmir would "lynch" some political families which ruled the Valley during the last few years.
Claiming the situation in Kashmir after the removal of its special state and bifurcation into two Union Territories (UTs) was normal, Lekhi defended the restrictions on internet, saying that they were imposed in view of likely false propaganda by "vested interests."
".... I am sure that the people who are frustrated with the actions of these three families, the political maneuverability and the control they have exercised, ifrestrictions are removed, they will probably be lynched on the roads, because the kind of wrongs they have committed in the state," the BJP leader said while speaking on the sidelines of an event by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO).
"They have cheated the people of the state," she said without naming anyone.
Lekhi pointed out that the rights of minorities including Hindus and several others in Jammu and Kashmir were impacted while many schemes could not be implemented due to Article 370 in J&K which was abrogated recently.
To a query on the AAP government in New Delhi offering various sops to its citizens, Lekhi said, "they are poll gimmicks."
"... People in Delhi are far smarter and they are not someone who will be bought over by consumeristic perspective," she said.
On women's role in politics in the country, the BJP leader said, their participation at grassroot level such as panchayats and municipalities was higher when compared to other nations.
(With PTI Inputs)