Dissident PDP legislators hit out at Mehbooba for linking their dissent with militants

Srinagar, Jul 13 : The dissident PDP legislators led by Imran Raza Ansari the former minister of the Mehbooba government hit out at the party president Mehbooba Mufti for her remark in which she said “if Delhi tries to break PDP, new militants like Yasin Malik and Salahudin will take birth.”

According to the KNS correspondent, addressing a presser immediately after Mehbooba Mufti made the statement at martyrs graveyard Srinagar, the dissident legislators conducted a press conference in haste during which they alleged that Mehbooba Mufti’s controversial remark has put their families at risk and created doubts about their representative character as MLAs.
Addressing the presser, Imran Raza Ansari, the PDP MLA from Pattan, said, “our conscience has woke up and are deadly against family rule be it Mehbooba Mufti or Omar Abdullah. So far both Mehbooba and Omar have played their cards well to strengthen family rule in the state.”
According to the KNS, present at the presser the dissident MLC from Sonawari Yasir Reshi said “cinematographer from Mumbai was brought over our heads, nominated MLC and inducted in the cabinet as a minister. Leaders like Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Taria Hamid Karra, Ghulam Hassan Mir and Qazi Mohammad Afzal have been either thrown out or discredited in the party. We are against dynasty politics be it Muftis or Abdullahs.”
Present at the presser PDP MLA from Baramulla and cousin of top PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Javid Baig said “the remarks of Mehbooba Mufti have put our families at risk. We are not the sponsors of either the separatists or militants. We are not purchasable commodities and can’t go against the mandate given to us by the people. Mehbooba Mufti’s remark has endangered the lives of our workers and is very unfortunate and highly condemnable.”
Present at the presser were also MLC from Khansahab Saifudin Bhat and MLA from Noorabad Abdul Majeed Padru. (KNS)