Farooq Abdullah destroying scope of combined resistance to BJP in Jammu and Kashmir: PDP

‘There was no BJP in 1996 when Dr Farooq Abdullah with sixty MLAs aligned unnecessarily with them’
Farooq Abdullah destroying scope of combined resistance to BJP in Jammu and Kashmir: PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday saidthat Dr Farooq Abdullah was destroying scope of combined resistance to thedesigns of BJP and their assault on special position in Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtarsaid that Dr Farooq is travelling from one state capital to the other topromote a Mahagatbandan (coalition) against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"There he will not make any difference to whetherMahagatbandan becomes a reality or not but where he could offer a jointresistance in the state. Perhaps, under the pressure of his corruption casecurrently going on at Srinagar court, he is trying to do what suits the BJP andPrime Minister Modi."

He said that PDP is the only party which has offereddemocratic resistance to the BJP-led central government consistently, for theinterests of State of Jammu and Kashmir, within the constitution of thecountry.

Akhtar said that PDP president and former chiefminister of the state, Mehbooba Mufti, resisted every move by the centralgovernment in the interest of the state.

Akhtar said: "As head of the coalition governmentand as chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti resisted every attempt by the centralgovernment to make any inroads on the constitutional position of the state. Shecompelled BJP to announce unilateral ceasefire and prevented NIA to arrestthose who dissent. She also freed more than 12 thousand youth who were arrestedin stone pelting cases."

He said that the stand taken by the PDP left BJPwith no choice but to run away from coalition.

Akhtar said that Mehbooba Mufti is the only voicewho has been consistent in raising voice against the crackdown on innocentpeople, crackdown on separatists, Jama'at-e-Islami, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, onreligious bodies and attempts to commit constitutional frauds on the state.

"Compared to this, Dr Farooq Abdullah has beenswinging like a pendulum. Only three months back, he was ready to join acoalition with the PDP and today he is maligning the party, levelling false andfabricated charges against us," the PDP leader said.

Akhtar said that the coalition was dictated by thenumbers and by election results in which both the parties were at par. He saidforming coalition was a brave attempt to engage with the new India which wasdominated by the Hindutva forces.

He said: "PDP successfully resisted for four years.What havoc it would have caused to the state, if left alone. It has now becomevisible that how the BJP is trying to divide the state, divide communities anddis-empower the people of the state, launching onslaught on newspapers andother media and with ultimate aim of doing away with the special position."

He said that there was no BJP in 1996 when Dr FarooqAbdullah with sixty MLAs aligned unnecessarily with them only to accommodatehis son as a minister.

Akhtar said: "He gave away whatever was left ofstate's economic prospects in the shape of power projects to the centre. It isDr Farooq Abdullah who consolidated forces of official terror and patronisedand promoted them while making BJP Halaal in Kashmir politics."

He said that after the state acceded to India, noparty or ideology needs a visa or a passport to enter the state as that roadwas opened with the accession itself.

Akhtar added that PDP believes in fighting thoseideologies politically rather than by compromising on the state's interests asNational Conference has done right from 1938.

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