Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone Monday hit out at National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party for what he said "trivializing sentiments of people of Kashmir."
"These parties have inherent tendency to lie to suittheir interests. Moral pretense of NC and PDP, the high stentorian rhetoric ofOmar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti stands ridiculed today. You boycotted the ULBelections and termed it as a 'sham' election under the fig leaf of Article35-A. Just answer one question. How seriously would New Delhi take you giventhat the theatre both of you enacted prior to the ULB polls. Those assertionsof aspirations, those assertions of boycott to safeguard article 35 A- was thatall a sham? Were you all along lying," Lone said in a statement.
"We just pray that Delhi does not take your nonseriousness about Art 35 A as a reference point. Your covert participation andnow overt acceptance makes mockery of the cause that you were supposedlyadvocating—God save us all from advocates as murky as you", he added.
He said that both parties are "now drifting towardspower at the cost of the cause that they were purportedly advocating."
"This is a section ofthe Kashmiri leadership which was in headlines all across the country forboycotting the ULB polls. Now it transpires that on one hand an avowed boycottand on the other a lust for power. The national leadership today has a goodidea about the seriousness of these leaders and their tantalizing lust forpower—they today know they would sleep with the devil for the sake of power andwould sacrifice and belittle any cause that they advocate", he said.
Lone emphasized that Peoples Conference has a clear andsimple majority in the Srinagar Municipal Corporation. "We will continueto deliver on its promises of delivering change in a city that has beenneglected by the twin traditional parties."
"Both the traditional mainstream parties need to see thewriting on the wall- that Srinagar is changing and taking strides towards hopeand positivity under an overarching goal of self empowerment andaccountability. PC Mayor and Deputy Mayor as well as all our Corporators willcontinue to play a very positive and enabling role in the SMC and will delivereffective change on the ground and try to transform Srinagar into a world classtourist city", he added.