RAFIQ A WANI
SRINAGAR: The Congress candidate for Sonawar constituency Khem Lata Wakhloo on Sunday accused ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of striking a “secret deal” with the BJP ahead of the polls.
“To grab power, they have entered into a secret deal with BJP’s Narendra Modi,” she said addressing a gathering of few dozen people here.
Stating that Congress never believed in doublespeak unlike its political rivals, she said there was no room for deceit “as the young generation is well informed about the happenings around them.”
“The days when leaders used to wave green handkerchiefs and swear by Pakistani salt are gone,” she said.
Wakhloo said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is NC’s candidate from the Sonawar constituency, is “taking refuge” in other constituencies after the people of Ganderbal “rejected him”.
More than 2, 50, 000 youths, she said, would have got jobs had PDP not withdrawn support to Ghulam Nabi Azad in the coalition government in 2008.
Wakhloo will contest against Omar and PDP’s Member of Legislative Council Mohammed Ashraf Mir for the high profile Assembly seat.