Srinagar, Jul 1: In what could be termed as a surprising development, the state Congress has extended its support to the chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed provides he breaks the tie up with the BJP.
“Even at present, we are ready to accord our external support to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and he will continue to remain a chief minister of the state. What everyone wants and yeans in the state of Jammu and Kashmir at present is that this coalition of BJP and PDP must end as it has failed the people and undermined the aspirations of the voters in the state,” state Congress chief G.A. Mir has said in an an interview to a local magazine.
Elaborating the offer to Mufti further, Mir said that everyone in the state understands that not even a single promise made to the people ahead of polls has been fulfilled by the present regime and that whatever assurances were given to the masses are proving to be a hoax one by one. “In the name of rehabilitation, cruel jokes are being made with the flood sufferers. Irony is that peanuts are given to the victims in the name of relief and this government beats the trumpet of delivering the governance on ground,” said Mir.
The state Congress chief added that the chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has to one day withdraw support as it has become inevitable for this coalition to wind up the office. “I can tell you that if Mufti has to withdraw support, why not now. What for is he waiting. Mufti Sahib resign, we will support you and you will continue to remain the chief minister of the state,” said Mir, adding that the sole purpose of the Congress in supporting Mufti Sayeed is that the party wants to stop the march of RSS and other communal elements into Jammu and Kashmir.
“We want to tell Mufti Sahib that there are others states in India wherein there is a non- BJP government. Aren’t they functioning in a normal way? Why such a misconception in being created that without BJP in the government, Jammu and Kashmir would cease to exist. See the promises it made in New Delhi. See what the plight of return of power projects is. The dialogue with separatists continues to remain a distant dream and no one in the government is talking about the plight of people who continue to suffer as government has failed completely on ground,” Mir told Kashmir Magazine.
He added that already there are senior voices within the PDP itself which are in open saying against the alliance with the BJP. “ We have seen the statements coming from Tariq Karra and Muzafar Hussain Beigh. Everyone here wants to end this unholy nexus of BJP and PDP. It is the jungle Raj here and Mufti sahib must come forward to end this anarchy at an earliest,” Mir said.
The state Congress chief added that Mufti Sayeed has made a big blunder of his life by joining hands with the BJP. “Mufti Sahib would rebuke himself for his entire life for the decision he has made but early the best- he should withdraw support from BJP as all promises turn out to be a mere hoax. Congress will support him and the coalition will run in a most successful way,” remarks the state Congress chief.
2015 Kashmir Despatch