National Conference on Monday said PDP President Mehbooba Mufti cannot escape responsibility for PDP’s sellout to the BJP and its complete failure for its 10 month long tenure. In a statement issued from Party Headquarters in Srinagar on Monday, NC Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi and NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said since Mehbooba Mufti had now accepted publicly that the people of J&K did not benefit from the PDP-BJP Government, she is answerable to explain who benefitted from this alliance and the previous PDP-BJP Government. “Mehbooba Mufti played a frontal role in forging PDP’s alliance with the BJP and led a party delegation to meet BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi, where the first formal indications of the PDP-BJP nexus were made public. Her remarks today contradict her deeds yesterday. While Mehbooba Mufti makes these passionate and allegedly emotional speeches in Kashmir, two senior PDP leaders are busy lobbying for Government formation with the BJP in the National Capital. This plan to run with the hares while hunting with the hounds will not succeed this time around as PDP stands exposed for its u-turns and sellouts”, the statement said. The Senior NC Leaders said Mehbooba Mufti’s deafening silence on the burning NFSA issue in the State was contemptuous to the people and revealed her deep disconnect with ground realities. “Rather than gathering the courage to call a spade a spade and admit the complete failure of her party to fulfill its promises, Mehbooba Mufti is trying to divert attention through rhetoric and fallacies. What happened to her erstwhile demand for the revocation of AFSPA and the opening of additional trade routes along the Line of Control? Today the State stands at such a juncture where people are marching towards the LoC to demand access to the other side to get rations. The whole State is reeling under the debilitating implications of the PDP-BJP Government’s policies”, the NC leaders said. “Mehbooba Mufti should come clean on what she has demanded from the Central Government as a prerequisite for yet another sellout. This is important so that the people of J&K know what has been achieved otherwise she will try and take credit for anything that is done in the routine scheme of things to justify her continued alliance with the BJP. On one hand Mehbooba Mufti has repeatedly said that PDP has sought CBMs from the Central Government and senior PDP Leaders including Muzaffar Baig on the other hand have said no CBMs have been demanded from the Central Government. Despite elaborate planning and scheming, PDP’s elaborate drama stands exposed”, NC Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi and Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani further stated.
2015 Kashmir Despatch