Srinagar, March 14: Reiterating that AIP does not want to be seen as a facilitator to divide votes in the upcoming parliamentary elections, Er Rasheed on Thursday questioned those who used to claim forming secular and non-BJP government for their self-centered politics vis-à-vis upcoming parliament elections.
In a statement issued Er Rasheed said, “It is strange that while NC and PDP talked of a common agenda to unite pro-Kashmir voices but now are not only divided but opposing each other tooth and nail. NC is at liberty to approach for an alliance with the congress but one has a right to ask NC leadership why it didn’t offered an alliance with PDP and other smaller parties.”
He said same is the case with PDP, whose leadership is busy in trying to regain its lost and last ground from the various suppressive measures being taken by its masters.
Er Rasheed said that the arrogant, egoistic and self-centered attitude of NC and PDP will yield nothing except a huge fractured mandate and both these so called main regional parties will again beg BJP and congress for the collation and thus the miseries of Kashmiris will never end.
“The fact is that NC and PDP don’t want a huge mandate as they know their worth of not delivering anything and a fractured mandate gives them an excuse to run away from the real issues,” he said. Er Rasheed added that if regional parties are sincere then not only NC and PDP but other forces including PC should have a Common Minimum Programme and contest upcoming parliament election together.
“AIP is ready to support any such alliance in the larger interests of people and will never hesitate from taking concrete and result oriented measures to consolidate pro-Kashmir voices,” he said, adding that however various mainstream parties need to ensure people that they will not repeat the mistakes of past and their unity has to be with some concrete agenda despite differences over few important issues.