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Mehbooba’s remark: So was Mufti Sayeed gathering ‘garbage’? Ask ex-PDP men

Srinagar, Jan 8: Former PDP leaders Tuesday termed the ‘garbage’ remarks of Mehbooba Mufti’s a “sheer” frustration while asking her to reveal the names who visited Nagpur.

Addressing a gathering on the 3rd death anniversary of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Mehbooba invited the Jammu and Kashmir youth to join the PDP.“All the garbage in the party has gone out with the wind,” she said while referring to a spree of resignations of her party leaders.

Reacting to her statement, former PDP leader Abid Ansari, who joined the Sajad Gani Lone-led Peoples Conference said, “Does Mehbooba Mufti mean that her father-Mufti Sayeed was collecting garbage? It is her sheer frustration saying that party is garbage free now.”

Abid, who has been critical of the PDP leadership for last few years said, “I want to ask Mehbooba, who had collected this garbage? Everybody will leave her party and she will be left alone in the PDP.”

Reacting to Mehbooba statement that leaders who are leaving her party were the same who visited Nagpur when she was putting conditions on government formation after the death of her father and weakened her position, Abid, the former MLA Zadibal said, “Tell her to reveal
those names who visited Nagpur.”

About the reasons for his leaving Mehbooba Mufti-led party, he said, “Family rule, dictatorship and non-fulfillment of promises forced me to quit PDP.”

Another former PDP leader, Mehboob Iqbal, who joined the National Conference, said, “What can one expect from Mehbooba who calls her former colleagues garbage. Whole world knows that whether those who left the PDP are garbage or those still with this party.

She has made laughable remarks. She shall also name those leaders, if any, who visited Nagpur for government formation”
Iqbal, a former divisional commissioner, had joined PDP in 2012.

Former PDP leader and minister, Imran Raza Ansari said that Mehbooba Mufti must reveal the names of leaders who visited Nagpur.
“A politician of her caliber should reveal that who were these people who went to Nagpur. She should identify them,” Ansari has been quoted by a national news portal.