New Delhi: PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday traded barbs at the Prime Minister over his recent remarks that India’s nuclear arsenal is not a waste of resources or being saved for Diwali.

Mehbooba tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”

The Prime Minister on Sunday had remarked at the Barmer rally in Rajasthan that “India has stopped paying heed to Paksitan’s threats… It is always trying to scare us with their nuclear weaponry. I want to tell them, our nuclear weapons are also not for Diwali.” (Diwali or Deepavali is the most auspicious and celebrated festival of the Hindus.)

Then attacking the erstwhile UPA government, the Prime Minister said, “Congress government missed the opportunity to resolve Kashmir issue in 1971 by releasing 90000 Pakistani soldiers who surrendered.” Giving a peek into his government’s strong and powerful reply to its enemies, he questioned the crowd gathered, if his government would have done the same?