National Conference (NC) on Thursday said that PDP had become an active accomplice in propagating and advancing BJP’s politics of hate in Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing a day-long convention of the party’s delegates for District Bandipora at Sumbal NC National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar said the PDP-BJP Alliance had become a source of unending suffering for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and had given the State an inept, corrupt and inefficient Government.“While BJP’s politics of tyranny, hate and divisiveness has become a scourge across the country, it is tragic that PDP has become an accomplice in furthering this communal agenda in the country’s only Muslim majority State that has a unique legacy of amity, secularism and tolerance. PDP sold its conscience, ideology and identity to the BJP for political power and today the State is bearing the consequences of this sell-out”, Sagar said while addressing the party’s delegates, functionaries and workers in Sumbal.He lashed out at the Chief Minister for having the audacity to insult the grieving families of almost a hundred young men and women who had lost their lives in the current unrest and said this had exposed the anti-people and opportunistic nature of PDP.
“To appease BJP and to conceal their guilt of supervising the killing of almost a hundred young men and women and the maiming of hundreds more, Mehbooba Mufti has taken upon herself the task of defaming and maligning the people of Kashmir”, Sagar added.Speaking at the convention NC leader Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzan said Mehbooba Mufti should own responsibility for the current unrest in the State – the source of which lay in the alienation that had been brought about because of the PDP-BJP Alliance.“PDP fought elections against the BJP and sought votes to keep BJP out of the Civil Secretariat. Ironically the same PDP facilitated BJP’s entry into the Civil Secretariat and is now responsible for setting the State on fire. Mehbooba Mufti cannot escape the consequences of this treachery with the people and PDP’s rout has become imminent”, he said.Provincial President of NC Nasir Aslam Wani said NC was the only party that could rescue the State from the present morass.
“It is our responsibility to stand in solidarity with our people and help them in facing the challenges that have come to fore as a result of the present unrest. Rather than resolving the situation and facilitating political engagement between stakeholders here and New Delhi, Mehbooba Mufti has chosen to defame even those who lost their lives in the unrest. Nothing could be more shameless and unfortunate. Both New Delhi and Islamabad should waste no time in restarting the dialogue process and also talk to various stakeholders in Kashmir. There can never be any alternative to talks”, Wani said. MLA Sonawari, Mohammad Akbar Lone said the PDP-BJP Government had been reduced to a mere technicality in the State as basic and essential functions of governance stood neglected.“The Government is nowhere to be seen and even the dispensation of basic, essential services has become a challenge. While the Chief Minister is busy inaugurating ATMs and obsessed with photo-ops to present a fake perception of normalcy in the State, every single Government department has been rendered defunct as public works and developmental activities have come to a standstill”, Lone said.Party leaders Ghulam Rasool Naaz, Aga Yusuf, various functionaries, Block Presidents and Halqa President besides the party’s delegates and workers took part in the convention. (KNS)