COALITION UNDER THREAT: KAMAAL
'No Hesitation In Snapping Ties With Domineering Cong'
Rajouri, Sep 2: Continuing his anti-Congress tirade, National Conference’s firebrand Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal Sunday said the Congress-NC alliance was under threat in the state “due to the policies and politics being played by the former.”
“Our workers are being ignored and harassed by Congress ministers and if this continues we will have no hesitation in snapping our ties with the party”, Kamaal told media persons, after holding party workers’ meeting here.
He said that Congress was also misleading people in the name of Panchayat empowerment and was indulging in gimmicks. “The Panchayati Raj Act was passed by the State Legislature and three budget sessions have been held in last three years”, he said and asked; “Why Congress legislators kept mum over the issue in the assembly during all these years?”
On being asked about the demand of implementation of 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments and the road shows being organised by Youth wing of Congress, Kamaal said that it was all being done to defame the government and generate public outcry.
“I do not feel that the party high command has approved the programme of Youth Congress but they are doing it on their own indicating a divide within the party,” he said.
The NC leader also lashed out at the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holding it responsible for the death of around 120 youth during the summer unrest of 2010 across the state. “It is the statement of the then Home Minister of India that the stone pelting in Valley was being aided and funded by PDP”, he said adding, “Mirwaiz Umar also supported this by pointing fingers at the party and its leadership”.
There was alliance between PDP-BJP for creating unrest in the state for their own political gains, Kamaal said adding how people will forget that the party itself is creation of BJP, which subsequently in the next election (2008) managed to get 11 seats in the state.
Taking on PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig for holding NC responsible for creation of militants like Salah-ud-Din, Kamaal said, “Baig is a mature lawyer and he should desist from making false allegations and claims. What proof he has that the election in 1987 were rigged when around 12 petitions filed in the High Court failed”.
He said that Salah-ud-Din has himself clarified that “his struggle” had nothing to do with the elections of 1987.
Kamaal alleged that the opposition party can go to any extent to grab power in the state. “The only aim of the PDP leadership is to grab power – be that by hook or crook”.
Later addressing party conventions at Sundarbani Nowshera and Kalakote, Kamaal reminded the party cadre that it was NC which laid the strong foundation of a welfare state in 1947 and gave powers to the people who are the real masters.
He said it was National Conference that took plunge in 1996 by jumping into the fray and retrieved the situation of total chaos and disarray and brought things back on rail when people like Mufti Muhammad Sayeed remained aloof at Delhi and busy in stoking the fires of militancy from New Delhi.
He said time has come that New Delhi should heed the demand of Omar Abdullah for setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to go into all aspects of militancy. “Once that is done the mask from the face of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and his friends in this sordid affair will fly off and people will see the real face of the architect of bloodbath, death and destruction that was the order of the day from 1989.”
Dr Kamaal urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to pursue peace and friendship with Pakistan with vigor and determination and not to develop cold feet in the face of opposition by communal and vested interests like the BJP.
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