NC, PDP want fractured mandate to avoid accountability: Rasheed
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.