JAMMU, Sept 14: Condemning the remark of senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari in which he had termed the statements of BJP National general secretary Ram Madhav and State spokesperson of the party Brig Anil Gupta as ‘preposterous’, the later said that rather than accepting the ground reality gracefully, PDP leadership in a desperate bid to keep its flock together, is trying to take shelter of Article 35A.
“The reality is that, people have rejected the party blaming it for their outright betrayal. South Kashmir considered to be the one-time bastion of the Muftis and PDP is proving to be a big minefield for the party and its leaders are finding it difficult to even visit their constituencies,” said Brig Gupta in a statement.
He said that the time will never be ripe for PDP to hold ULB and Panchayat polls because despite being included in the Agenda of Alliance, which Mehbooba referred to as sacrosanct, she always found one excuse or the other to not hold the elections even after repeated assurances to the then Governor and the Central Home Minister. “She was more interested in promoting dynastic rule by promoting her brother Tassaduq Hussain and handing over the reins of the party to her uncle,” the BJP Spokesman alleged adding that the PDP because of its doings in the past three years has lost credibility.
He further alleged that the PDP was using Article 35A to emotionally exploit the people of Kashmir and creating a communal wedge under the false notion that it could regain its lost credibility.
“The people find no difference between the mainstream politicians of different parties and view them as self-seekers. It is the fear of losing and not 35A that has prompted the NC and PDP to boycott the elections,” the BJP leader claimed.