PDP has lost credibility in Jammu and Kashmir: BJP

South Kashmir considered to be the one-time bastion of the Muftis (Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter Mehbooba) and PDP is proving to be a big minefield for the party," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesperson Anil Gupta said in a statement here.

Press Trust of India
Jammu, Publish Date: Sep 14 2018 5:41PM | Updated Date: Sep 14 2018 5:41PM
PDP has lost credibility in Jammu and Kashmir: BJPFile Photo

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Friday claimed that the PDP, its erstwhile coalition partner, has lost credibility in the state while its south Kashmir bastion was proving to a big minefield.

It also accused former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of promoting dynastic politics during her tenure besides finding excuses to delay panchayat and local bodies elections.

South Kashmir considered to be the one-time bastion of the Muftis (Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter Mehbooba) and PDP is proving to be a big minefield for the party," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesperson Anil Gupta said in a statement here.

"Its leaders are finding it difficult to even visit their constituencies, he added.

The party because of its doings in the past three years has lost credibility... The reality is that the party is using Article 35 A to emotionally exploit the people of Kashmir and creating a communal wedge under the false notion that it can regain its lost credibility, Gupta said further.

He said there were numerous blots on the political fibre of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) which the youth in particular, were unwilling to forgive. As a result, the party has lost the support of the people across the valley.

Their once vote banks have turned into their worst enemies, a reality which has dawned on its leadership but it is unwilling to accept publicly with grace," he said.

"The people find no difference between the mainstream politicians of different parties and view them as self-seekers, he added.

Referring to the boycott of upcoming elections by PDP and its arch rival National Conference, he said it is the fear of losing and not Article 35 A that has prompted the two parties to boycott the polls.

Time will never be ripe for PDP to hold urban local bodies 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 (N N Vohra) and the Home Minister (Rajnath Singh), he said.

He said the former chief minister 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 reality is that people have rejected the party blaming it for their outright betrayal. 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 35 A. he said.

Latest News

  1. Jammu violence: JCCI accuses state administration of failing to take effective steps
  2. Jammu violence: JCCI accuses state administration of failing to take effective steps
  1. PDP stages protest in Srinagar urging Centre to ensure safety of Kashmiris
  2. PDP stages protest in Srinagar urging Centre to ensure safety of Kashmiris
  1. Governor’s advisor reviews security measures for students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Governor’s advisor reviews security measures for students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir
  1. Don't attack innocent Kashmiris: CPI-M
  2. Don't attack innocent Kashmiris: CPI-M
  1. Kashmir colleges to remain closed until February 21: Div Com
  2. Kashmir colleges to remain closed until February 21: Div Com
  1. Pulwama attack: CRPF cautions people against fake pics aimed at spreading hatred
  2. Pulwama attack: CRPF cautions people against fake pics aimed at spreading hatred
  1. U'khand police asks Kashmiri students to not issue provocative statements, assures them safety
  2. U'khand police asks Kashmiri students to not issue provocative statements, assures them safety
  1. AMU issues advisory asking Kashmiri students not to move out of campus
  2. AMU issues advisory asking Kashmiri students not to move out of campus
  1. Shabir Shah was never provided security by govt: JKDFP
  2. Shabir Shah was never provided security by govt: JKDFP
  1. Move employees in Jammu urge governor to facilitate their journey back home
  2. Move employees in Jammu urge governor to facilitate their journey back home
  1. Fire raging in your bosoms is in my heart too: Modi on Pulwama attack
  2. Fire raging in your bosoms is in my heart too: Modi on Pulwama attack
  1. Banihal shuts against Jammu mob attacks
  2. Banihal shuts against Jammu mob attacks
  1. Attacking, terrorising Kashmiris outside JK will alienate them further: Omar Abdullah
  2. Attacking, terrorising Kashmiris outside JK will alienate them further: Omar Abdullah
  1. Withdrawing security not an issue for us, had never asked for it: Hurriyat (M)
  2. Withdrawing security not an issue for us, had never asked for it: Hurriyat (M)
  1. Pulwama attack fallout: Kashmiri students in Delhi fear for their security
  2. Pulwama attack fallout: Kashmiri students in Delhi fear for their security
  1. JK Governor announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for kin of CRPF man killed in Pulwama attack
  2. JK Governor announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for kin of CRPF man killed in Pulwama attack
  1. Mobile Internet service suspended in Kashmir
  2. Mobile Internet service suspended in Kashmir
  1. Valley shuts to protest attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu, other states
  2. Valley shuts to protest attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu, other states
  1. Pulwama attack fallout: Security cover of five Kashmiri separatist leaders withdrawn
  2. Pulwama attack fallout: Security cover of five Kashmiri separatist leaders withdrawn
  1. Four injured in leopard attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama
  2. Four injured in leopard attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama
  1. Move employees in Jammu to boycott duties from Monday, cite insecurity
  2. Move employees in Jammu to boycott duties from Monday, cite insecurity
  1. Four Kashmiri students of NIMS Rajasthan suspended over WhatsApp posts on Pulwama bombing
  2. Four Kashmiri students of NIMS Rajasthan suspended over WhatsApp posts on Pulwama bombing
  1. JNU students union urges state governments to prevent attacks on Kashmiri students
  2. JNU students union urges state governments to prevent attacks on Kashmiri students
  1. ICJ to hold public hearings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case from Feb 18
  2. ICJ to hold public hearings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case from Feb 18
  1. Guwahati teacher suspended for FB post blaming army for atrocities on civilians in Kashmir
  2. Guwahati teacher suspended for FB post blaming army for atrocities on civilians in Kashmir
  1. Army Major killed in Rajouri landmine explosion was to tie the knot next month
  2. Army Major killed in Rajouri landmine explosion was to tie the knot next month
  1. IUST Awantipora extends winter vacation until February 19
  2. IUST Awantipora extends winter vacation until February 19
  1. Divisional  Administration Kashmir establishes helpline
  2. Divisional Administration Kashmir establishes helpline
  1. JK children are being taken care of: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir
  2. JK children are being taken care of: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir
  1. Curfew continues in Jammu for third consecutive day
  2. Curfew continues in Jammu for third consecutive day
  1. Pulwama attack: MNS asks music companies to stop working with Pakistan singers
  2. Pulwama attack: MNS asks music companies to stop working with Pakistan singers
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine