SRINAGAR: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti today praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking steps to name a forest reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, but hit out at the Centre government saying its "top priority" seems to be renaming ancient cities and building Ram temple in Ayodhya. Mehbooba Mufti said in a tweet "How times change. Centre's top priority is seemingly renaming historic cities & building Ram Mandir. On the other hand, heartening to see that Pak PM has initiated steps to name Baloki forest reserve after Guru Nanak ji & create a university under his name".
She was reacting to Imran Khan's announcement that he was taking steps to name the wild life reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. Recently, Allahabad was renamed to Prayagraj and Faizabad district was renamed to Ayodhya district. On the Ram Mandir issue, the BJP leadership has made its stand clear that the party is committed to building the temple at the disputed site. Mehbooba Mufti's comparison of the BJP's "priority" in India to the Pak PM's initiatives is a direct dig on the former's camp.