SRINAGAR: National Conference on Wednesday asked PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, to make public her “alleged charter of demands” presented to the government of India.
“Mehbooba should tell the people what she is demanding from the central government, since these demands are being made in their name and at a cost of their right to have an elected government.
“BJP has officially stated that they have not received any demands from the PDP—a declaration that has exposed PDP’s drama. If at all there are any political demands, the people need to know so that they can then measure these demands in comparison to what Mehbooba succeeds in achieving,” NC’s general secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar, said.
He, according to a statement issued here, was talking to reporters at the party’s headquarters here.
Sagar said Mehbooba Mufti’s ten-month “conspicuous” silence on issues like AFSPA revocation spoke louder than any “antics that are being enacted now to salvage the last remnants of PDP’s image in the state”.
He said until Mehbooba pronounces here demands, PDP’s “current posturing amounted to precious little and was nothing beyond a theatrical performance aimed at rebuilding a severely dented image”.
Condemning the ongoing political stalemate in the state, the NC general secretary said to uphold the principles of the constitution by government formation or fresh elections were the only two options available.
“There can be no middle path,” he said.
“National Conference is prepared for fresh elections, which seem like an inevitable possibility.”