Srinagar: Peoples Conference (PC) Vice President Abdul Gani Vakil Sunday said National Conference (NC) had no moral ground to talk about Article 370.
A statement of PC issued here quoted Vakil as saying, “NC Vice President Omar Abdullah was born and brought up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he was playing in the lap of Atal Bihari Vajpayee government as a union minister. Since 1947, NC has been surrendering everything that J&K had.”
He said that there were doubts that NC top leaders knew about Article 370 revocation much before it was abrogated.
“They disempowered every institution in the erstwhile state. For petty politics they are again repeating the same thing and can go to any extreme for the sake of power,” Vakil said.
He said that it was NC that rigged the 1987 elections that led to the eruption of militancy.
“Muhammad Yousuf Shah would not have become Syed Salahuddin had NC not rigged 1987 elections. The Ikhwan is the product of NC,” Vakil said.
He said from time to time, NC facilitated the dilution of Article 370 and handed over internal autonomy of J&K to the Government of India (GoI).
Vakil said that neither Omar nor his father Farooq Abdullah had any moral right to talk and blame others for any harm done to J&K.
“NC played politics for the sake of power, spoke the dual language, and continue to do the same,” he said.