Srinagar, Hitting out at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for accusing Farooq Abdullah of impeding the efforts of combined resistance to BJP, National Conference (NC) on Thursday said that the statement is ‘reflective of partial dementia that the Mehbooba Mufti-led party is suffering from in wake of its speedy disintegration’.
An NC spokesperson in a statement issued here on Thursday said that its party president Dr Abdullah, who is MP from Srinagar, is leading efforts of national leaders to fight ‘divisive agenda of BJP and stop it from coming to power’.
Asserting that NC had previously offered support to PDP in 2015 to keep BJP out, he said, “The accusations emanating from PDP apologists are chronic case of political opportunism. It was the PDP that denied our earnest offer to them in 2015, terming us as power hungry at that time. Now the same party with brazen shamelessness is accusing our leader of hammering the move to put up a strong front against the BJP.”
“Unlike PDP, we are guided by our political ideology that is deep rooted in the aspirations and sentiments of people of the state,” he said.
He said it was PDP which pretentiously campaigned in 2014 to stop BJP from making inroads into the state and eventually were the ones who betrayed the mandate of people by joining hands with BJP. “The colossal betrayal of PDP is still alive in the explicit memories of people,” he alleged.
He alleged that the PDP was now passing the blame in order to absolve itself from the wrongs it committed on people from 2015 to 2018.
“In 2015, Late Mufti Mohammad Syed continued with the mission he had barged on when in the cabinet of late G M Sadiq. Being a cabinet minister then, he was equally responsible for destroying the special status of our state. What was left of our special status Mufti’s took it upon himself themselves to destroy it after they hobnobbed with BJP,” he alleged.
“On July 2, 2017, Union Minister Jitendra Singh commented that BJP didn’t surrender on the issue of Goods and Service Tax (GST) in J&K. It is an open secret that it was PDP that surrendered the state’s financial autonomy for the lust of power. PDP in a bid to show loyalty to Nagpur implemented GST in the state without taking into consideration its far-reaching implications on our artisans, hoteliers, and other marginal traders,” he further alleged.
He said that no blame game and passing the buck can help PDP resurrect itself.