Ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday hit out at the main opposition party National Conference (NC) for what it said "shedding crocodile tears in the name of erosion of Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir,"
"It was the NC which is responsible for systematic and basic erosion of the state since 1956," senior PDP leader and MLC Firdous Tak said that "NC and its leadership was trying to create confusion among the masses by resorting to hollow rhetoric primary focusing on creating unrest in the state."
Reacting sharply to the statement of former Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, the PDP legislator said "those who are primary responsible for the erosion of political and financial autonomy of Jammu and Kashmi are today projecting themselves as `saviours' of Kashmir".
"We don't need a lesson on autonomy and Article 370 from the very NC leadership, which had been responsible for basic erosion of special status of J&K enshrined under Article 370 from 1956 to till date", he said.
"The NC has been shedding crocodile tears to save itself treachery and deceit it committed with the people of Jammu and Kashmir during the past six decades. Whether it was 1975 Sheikh-Indra or 1986 Farooq-Rajiv Gandhi accord, the NC not only fiddled with the political and financial autonomy of the State but also trampled the unique identity of Jammu and Kashmir. The history is testimony to it," the PDP leader said.