National Conference on Wednesday called J&K PCC chief GA Mir's remarks on NC decision of staying away from upcoming ULB polls as outrageous and far from truth.
Calling his utterances politically motivated, NC provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, "It's sad that the Congress chief had to make such malafide targeted accusations on our recent announcement of not participating in local body polls."
Congress chief had called NC decision as part of a 'larger conspiracy'. "The very identity of the state is under threat and it is NC which has taken the fight head on," Dar said.
"It would have been better if Congress had supported parties from J&K in their attempts to safeguard interests of State subjects," Imran said. He added that by using words like conspiracy, JKPCC was drawing attention towards their own intentions and selfish motives.
Imran alleged that Congress was responsible for erosion of J&K's special provisions and by issuing a statement like present one, the party had once again made clear its apathy. "If we start reminding people of their history with regard to J&Ks Special status a lot of old and painful wounds will be reopened," Imran said adding, "Congress has been responsible for eroding most of the constitutional guarantees that the state enjoyed and the situation in the state now is more because of them."
While strongly condemning Mir's comments, provincial spokesperson said, "The state Congress has ignored the vicious attacks on states special status. I will not hesitate in saying that the congress has indeed bailed out the right wing BJP by announcing their participation in the upcoming ULB, Panchayat polls without getting a guarantee from the central government on where it stands on Art 35 A and Art 370."