Srinagar, July 28: National Conference on Saturday said PDP President Mehbooba Mufti’s ‘theatrics’ at a PDP event in Srinagar had no takers in the State as she had ‘betrayed’ the people of the state “repeatedly” over the course of the last four years with the “singular aim of her own political career and empowerment”.
In a statement, the NC state spokesperson said it was “amusing” that Mehbooba Mufti realised that she was wearing a “crown of thorns” only after being unceremoniously shunted out as the Chief Minister of an alliance she re-validated after continuing with the BJP in the aftermath of Late Mufti Sahab’s demise in the absence of the alleged ‘CBMs’ that she had sought as a condition to go ahead.
“Mehbooba Ji’s expertise at theatrical arts is well known and the people have unfortunately suffered for years due to her lack of conviction in her own slogans and speeches. It appears Mehbooba Mufti suddenly sees BJP as all evil and manipulative while she used to be their biggest advocate while she sat in the Chief Minister’s chair. When in power, the ‘cup of poison’ was brimming with hope and positivity for the PDP – which must have evidently encouraged the same individual to repeatedly tell Kashmiris how grateful they should be to the PDP for aligning with the BJP and how this was done keeping in mind their best interests”, the NC spokesperson said.
The NC State Spokesperson said Mehbooba Mufti had left no stone unturned during her tenure to barter the interests of the State for power and weaken and disempower the State’s special status and political rights. “It was Mehbooba Mufti who gave an open field to national agencies to conduct raids and carry out arrests in Kashmir and today she wants us to believe that she was victimized by the BJP because she was seeking the release of those she helped get arrested? It was Mehbooba Mufti who bartered the State’s fiscal autonomy through the extension of the GST Law to the State through a Presidential Order. It was during her Government’s tenure that the youth of the State were pushed into a corner and forced to pick up arms in numbers that the Valley hadn’t witnessed since the early nineties. And today Mehbooba Mufti sheds a tear or two expecting all that to be erased so she can fool the people again. Fortunately the people of the State are aware of PDP’s reality and won’t be fooled again,” the spokesperson added.