National Conference on Thursday rejected allegations of People’s Conference president Sajad Gani Lone about “NC eroding the state autonomy as a bout of frustration and an admission of defeat before parliamentary elections.”
Party provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar while refuting the “cooked up” allegations of the PC president said, “The statement that was put out from PC is a sheer mockery and charade of historical facts. The unwavering trust that the people of state are reposing in the leadership of Omar Abdullah is sending jitters across the PC, which is a mix up of flip-floppers, drawing their sustenance from RSS-BJP.”
Imran while rejecting the allegations said, “The union government has extended only forty seven Presidential Orders with respect to Kashmir from 11 February 1956 to 19 February 1994. In 1994, our party was not in power, the order was pronounced under governor rule.
Before Sheikh sahab assumed office in 25 February 1975 unremitting attacks were carried out by the centre through its cronies in the state.
The state didn’t see any Presidential Order being implemented under NC government after Sheikh sahib resumed office.
However income-tax act of 1961 was applied in the state during the reign of Sadiq, which was much before Sheikh sahib resumed office. No Act passed by the Parliament was adopted by the state legislature during the tenure of National Conference.”
Imran said that people remember how Lone praised Modi at a time when minorities particularly Muslims were being targeted by RSS backed cow vigilantes. “His embrace with PM Modi is still alive in the explicit memories of people.
Having being failed to inspire the people, Lone has taken to blatant lying and concocting facts. People have already made their mind to give befitting reply to him.”
Referring to Lone’s demand for having a public debate with NC, Imran said that National Conference had to contest elections in 1977, 1996 to protect the special status of the state from attacks of those forces as have always been inimical to it. “We had no option left with us, if we had to put a stoppage on the attacks on our identity from the then Congress led state and centre governments,” he said.