State Congress president Prof Saifuddin Soz Tuesday said present situation has yielded a trump card in Mufti Mohammad Syeed’s hand and he feels confident that Mufti will use the opportunity properly and advantageously.In a statement to KNS he said, “I am of the view that the atmosphere in the State is moving to Mufti Saheb’s favour and he will adopt a course which will hopefully be characterized as historic by way of the results on ground.”“Majority of right thinking people in Delhi now feel that the RSS known very much for its ideology, has handed very difficult agenda to the present set –up of the BJP, the implications of which they (the BJP top brass) have started to realize.
While the RSS is giving a grudging consideration to the PDP’s proposals, Mufti Sahib is widely perceived to be a person who will not to go wrong on what suits best to the current political consensus that has evolved at a critical stage of his (Mufti’s) long political career,” he said.“Personally speaking, I would only like to caution Mufti on the dangers of a miniscule minority here (in Kashmir) who suggest development plank for seeking special favour from the ruling class in Delhi. Mufti Sayeed should reject this short–sightedness and ask these elements to see the facts clearly and know for certain that India is a democracy and its institutions have become strong over the decades. There is no largesse available to the Prime Minister of India to offer to those states only which are for the BJP dispensation,” he added.
Prof Soz said such elements in the system should also realize that India is a Federation of States with a unitary bias. “How otherwise can the Governments in West Bengal, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Tripura function,” he asked.“The PDP as a party must also appreciate the fact that there is a vast secular space in Jammu and it happens to be an large asset and a unifying factor to the J&K State. I feel convinced that Mufti Sahib will, under no circumstances, cripple the goose that will certainly lay the Golden Egg for Mufti Sahib as the chosen leader of the State.”