Srinagar, May 4 (Scoop News) –Peoples Democratic party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has said the only objective of the NC is to grab power and would not hesitate to enter into an alliance even with the BJP once again.
Addressing a workers’ convention at Pulwama today, she said the lust for power has deprived the NC of any ideological identity. “It would align itself even with the devil not to speak of the BJP with which it had been an alliance partner for six long years,” she said adding, “at the state-level the BJP has already been turned into a cosmetic opposition”.
Senior party leaders and MLA Mohd Khalil Bandh, Syed Bashir Ah MLA, Ab Razaq Zawoora MLA, Mohd Shafi Bandey, Zone President Mohd Shaban, Showkat Gayoor and others were also present at the convention.
Recalling the unprincipled and unethinical political partnerships of the NC, Mehbooba said it entered into an alliance with the BJP even when it had a two-third majority in the assembly and had five MP’s in the Lok Sabha. “They did not stop just at entering into a power sharing arrangement but even sold out the most precious resources of power projects when Dr Farooq Abdullah signed an open-ended deal with the late Kumara Mangalam, the NDA minister,” said Mehbooba.
She added that in a display of unholy haste the NC government did not even draft a proper agreement with the central government, which could have ensured at least some returns for our water. “The only concern for Dr Farooq Abdullah at that time was to ensure that his son Omar Abdullah gets a junior minister’s job in the NDA government. They did not review the alliance even after thousands of Muslims were killed in the infamous Gujarat riots and their lives and properties destroyed,” said Mehbooba.
Mehbooba said none of the so-called stalwarts of the NC made even a murmer against Dr Farooq Abdullah’s decision to align with a party whose basic agenda evolves around the abrogation of Article 370, while this party does not tire of repeating its so-called mission to review state’s autonomy.
“They expelled prof Saifudin Soz after he voted against the Vajpayee government in 1998 to bring it down. The only sin of prof Soz was to rise up to Farooq Abdullah’s unprincipled alliance in which all the other leaders stood by him and showed to the world that their only concern was to somehow stick to power, enjoy its luxuries and loot the resources of the people of Jammu & Kashmir,” she said.
Mehbooba said while the graph of NC’s popularity continued to come down, its strategy centered more and more on living by the crutches of any party that was ready to hold its hand. “The NC is in a habit of continuously changing its partners. It became a part of the third front government at the centre under Devi Gowda and I K Gujral. The NC’s current alliance with the Congress is also focused on retaining power by hook or by crook. This is perhaps the only coalition that doesn’t have a common minimum programme,” she said.
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