Srinagar, Apr 8 UNI | 4 months ago

Accusing the ruling National Conference (NC) of having lost the plot and substance to challenge the opposition, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today said nobody can save it (NC) from people's wrath.

The PDP president Mehbooba Mufti alleged that because of its bad performance in the last five years, neither NC can hope to win by leveling false accusations against the PDP nor can it save itself from the people's wrath.

Addressing a series of roadside meetings in Devsar segment of Anantnag parliamentary constituency from where she is contesting, Ms Mufti said after having exhausted and milked all the slogans from 'Raishumari to Autonomy' and now having one of the worst performances to its credit over the last more than five years in the state, NC is left with nothing to go before the people to seek votes.

'Frustration of NC is understandable with the increasing popularity of PDP among the people, that is why NC blames us of having alliances with BJP, the Jamat-e-Islami (JeI) and now with Hizbul Mujahedeen (HM) and Syed Salah-u-Din', she said.

She said people of the state do not need to be reminded who rigged 1987 elections and forced the politically awakened and talented Kashmiri youth to pick up guns.

She said it is the NC which turned Mohammad Yousuf Shah into Syed Salah-U-Din, who was fighting elections from Batamalo constituency against its late leader, Mohiudin Shah.

She alleged that despite winning by thumping majority, Mohammad Yousuf Shah was declared unsuccessful with utter disregard people's sensibilities and choice.

By making such wild allegations of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed having supported Muslim United Front (MUF), ruling party leaders are insulting the people of Kashmir who had at that time struggled very hard to build a credible regional alternative to chameleon NC, which not only sold everything for power but also failed miserably to provide good governance to the people, Ms Mehbooba said.

Ms Mufti said by accusing Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of being behind arrival of MUF in 1987, NC is not only lying but distorting history completely.

She said the PDP's agenda is once again being very well received by people due to its credibility of having delivered much more than it had promised during 2002 assembly elections.

Ms Mufti said with the PDP getting an overwhelming response from public, the reason for NC to feel jittery is understandable, so after seeing the futility of their allegations of blaming us of having truce with BJP, they have now changed gears and accuse us of having nexus with JeI, and Syed Sallah-U-Din.

It seems they are not satisfied with the boycott call but want to get it implemented through violence, since keeping people away from the polling stations is the only way that this most corrupt and anti-people regime to survive, she alleged.

Leveling wild allegations on PDP of having nexus with the different ideologies will not divert attention of the people from the anti-people or anti-youth policies of ruling dispensation.

Right from Shopian rape and murder case, 120 killings in 2010, Haji Yousuf's death, Afzal Guru's hanging, back door appointments, BOPEE, Drug scam, Cricket scam, Land grab scam, Retired officers re-employment scam speak about the cruelty of this regime they unleashed upon people, she alleged.

She further said bartering the people and resources of the state for their chair and building family fortunes from Kashmir to London has been the only agenda of the NC leadership.

She said for the ministerial berth for Omar Abdullah NC joined the BJP-led NDA in 1999 but in return got nothing but unimaginable miseries for the people of Kashmir in the shape of heinous oppressive measures like STF, POTA and extension of AFSPA to Jammu.

She said who in the right mind would hand over the most viable power projects to the Centre with huge losses to state and leaving the people in darkness, Who would continue to enjoy power with BJP even after the much hyped Autonomy resolution was thrown in the wastebasket by New Delhi, Which leader of a state like J&K which is the only Muslim majority state in the country, continue to be a minister even after Gujarat riots took place and did not vote in the Parliament for condemning the same, she asked.

Ms Mufti said the PDP has come up with a positive agenda for this Parliament election, where the focus remains the welfare of people of the state, not to make any alliances or seek power unlike Farooq Abdullah, who after realising that the ground is shrinking for his party in the state, is now seeking post-election rehabilitation for his chief minister son, Omer Abdullah in New Delhi.

(Posted on 08-04-2014)