BJP chang­ing colour like a chameleon: Sena

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The Shiv Sena has called the BJP-led gov­ern­ment at the Cen­tre a ‘chameleon’ for al­low­ing Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence lead­ers in Kash­mir meet the Pak­istan en­voy.

Sena’s at­tack on the Cen­tre comes af­ter Union min­is­ter of state for ex­ter­nal af­fairs VK Singh said in Par­lia­ment last week that Hur­riyat lead­ers were In­dian cit­i­zens and there is no ban on them meet­ing an en­voy.

The Sena, wast­ing no op­por­tu­nity to hit out at its ally, ac­cused the Cen­tre of try­ing to ap­pease the Hur­riyat. In an editorial in its mouth­piece Saamna, the Sena said the Cen­tre’s ac­tion con­veyed that “Afzal Guru was no longer a ter­ror­ist” and the “Hur­riyat have be­come mes­sen­gers of the Sangh Pari­var”.

“The Hur­riyat is a sep­a­ratist group that is anti-In­dia and proPak­istan. But now, the Cen­tre is mak­ing them sit on their lap and tak­ing care of them,” the editorial reads. >> CON­TIN­UED ON P10

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