‘Those who talk of elections in times of catastrophe can’t be well wishers of Kashmiris’

SHABIR AHMAD

Anantnag: Taking a dig at his former party the expelled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Syed Bashir Friday said that those who talk of elections in times of catastrophe cannot be the well wishers of Kashmiri people.
Without naming PDP, MLA Rajpora Bashir said, that at a time when people are dying on roads some parties are demanding that the elections be held.
“I wonder how these people can be the well wishers of the people who want elections when the people are caught up in a catastrophe,” he said.
“Right now my only concern is the rehabilitation of the flood hit people of my area. With regard to contesting elections I am holding deliberations with my workers. Any decision in this regard will be taken at the right time as per the aspirations of my workers,” Bashir said.
“Party leadership in any party is always powerful. I have no complaints with PDP leadership for expelling me. They might have taken the decision in the interest of the party. But the only thing I would like to say is that in politics doors never get closed for anyone. If one door is shut another door is opened,” Bashir told Kashmir Reader.
He, however, refuted the allegations of the party high command that he was involved in anti-party activities. “I challenge the party high command to prove any of my anti-party activities. My only sin was that I participated in the flood review meeting in Pulwama which was chaired by Chief Minister. My constituency was badly hit by floods and as concerned MLA I was supposed to be in the meeting. If that was the anti-party activity then I am sorry,” Bashir said.

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