SRINAGAR, Aug 9: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said that there was no doubt left anymore that PDP and BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance despite BJP’s withdrawal of support to the PDP.
He said this had against become clear when PDP’s two MPs in the Rajya Sabha abstained from voting in the election of the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson and by the tragic fact that the elaborate report on 35-A continues to gather dust on the Law Secretary’s tables since one year.
“It was the duty of the Mehbooba Mufti’s Government to submit the elaborate report on 35-A in the Supreme Court but her Government chose inaction and surrender’ bringing us to this present situation. PDP chose not to confront the BJP and its longstanding agenda to weaken the State’s special status”, Abdullah added.
The workers’ convention at Chadoora in District Budgam was also addressed and attended by NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Senior Leader and Former Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Central Zone President MLC Ali Muhammad Dar, Political Advisor Tanvir Sadiq and Party Leader Manzoor Ahmed Wani besides party functionaries and office bearers.
“Mehbooba Mufti is today telling the people that she drank a cup of poison by aligning with the BJP. She is also trying to tell us that the BJP-led Central Government is using NIA and CBI to coerce her MLAs to revolt against her”, he added.
“National Conference has been fighting against these powers since decades. It was on this day in 1953 that a popular leader of the State, Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah was overthrown and incarcerated for standing up for the rights of his people. We have seen in 1984, 1987, 1990 and 2002 how the powers that be have tried to weaken the State’s voice and fragment its representation through local connivance. We have fought against these machinations every single time and we will continue to fight against such ploys in the future”, the NC Vice President stated.