Srinagar, Sept 26: Peoples Conference (PC) today announced that former Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Junaid Mattu is no more associated with the party.
The PC in a tweet said: “J& K Peoples Conference would like to confirm that Junaid Mattu is no longer associated with the party. The party’s association with Mattu has ended weeks back”.
However, the reasons of disowning Mattu have not been known immediately.
“I’m glad the speculations have ended and there is a confirmation from both sides today that my association with Peoples’ Conference (PC) has come to an end.
“This is something that has evolved over the last couple of months due to my differences on certain stands and issues”, statement issued by Mattu read.
He said: “I strongly believe that the party’s investment in the Gupkar Declaration is and will be reciprocated only by insincerity and disingenuity by the JKNC – and this time will prove”, he added.
“Mark my words. I am of the firm opinion that we can’t allow August 5th to whitewash history and assume our history starts here. The complicity of today’s vanguards who were yesteryear’s facilitators of erosion and disempowerment – that can’t be erased or wished away. That’s the limited point”, he said in a statement.