Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday accused PDP Patron Mufti Sayeed’s of backstabbing the Kashmir voters.
In a statement, National Conference spokesman Junaid Mattu said that Mufti Sayeed in an apologetic attempt to justify joining the same party against whom he had sought votes, had tendered an ironic preemptive note of apology to the people of the State. “We are certain that the people who voted for PDP and have now been back-stabbed by PDP will reject this dramatic apology with regret. People will reject this melodramatic note of apology,” Mattu said.
“First PDP went to the people blasting BJP as a communal party which was a threat to state and needed to be kept at bay. Then, once the myth of a PDP wave met a rude awakening, Mufti Sayeed excitedly embraced the same party against whom he personally sought votes in Kashmir,” he said
He said that PDP invented “creative smokescreens” of alliance ‘conditionalities’ on AFSPA, Article 370, Indo-Pak dialogue, dialogue with separatists and the West Pakistan refugee issue.
“Not even one of these political issues was a part of the ideology-devoid power-sharing negotiations between the two parties. The only agenda was the CM’s post to Mufti Sayeed and about sharing of cabinet portfolios,” he added.
Mattu said that with Mufti Sayeed’s remarks in Jammu, PDP has entered into a new phase of this amusing drama. “ It is the drama of apologizing in advance for bartering the interests of the state for the temptation of Mufti becoming Chief Minister,” Mattu alleged.
He said that PDP’s “false pretensions of a moral high-ground cease to have any value.”
“Can Mufti order Narendra Modi to talk to Nawaz Sharif? Or that New Delhi was waiting for the instructions of the shrewd, Machiavellian political grand-master that we have in Mufti Sahab to talk with the Separatists?,” he added.