Mehbooba says G-20 is promotion of BJP, urges India to focus on SAARC instead


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party Chairperson Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the forthcoming G-20 meeting may be a “good promotion exercise” for the BJP at the international level, however, she urged New Delhi to hold, instead, the South Asian Asso-ciation for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in the region.

On a media interview, Mehbooba Mufti sug-gested that India can assert its leadership by spear-heading the SAARC summit.

She further said, “We don’t live close to Austra-lia, America or Japan which are members of G-20. We are living in this region and the SAARC caters to the problems of this region.”

She added it will help India become the leader in the region and in the world if it takes the initiative and conducts a summit of SAARC countries and addresses the problems that are being faced by this region.

Her comments have come ahead of the G-20 event in Srinagar, Kashmir. She said, “As far as G-20 is concerned, it has been made into a BJP event because even the logo has been replaced by a lotus.—KMS