ANANTNAG: Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and party spokesman for Kashmir, Rafi Ahmad Mir Monday said that they too love and respect Pakistanis but believe in accession with India.
He was reacting to the statement of National Conference patron, Farooq Abdullah that “Kashmir is love Pakistan and no packages from the center can wipe out this love from their hearts”.
“If you see the track record of Farooq sahab his statements are always controversial. He speaks different languages at different places. In Delhi or Jammu he claims to be Hindustani and talks all about Hindustan but while in opposition he talks some other things in Kashmir. Pakistan is our neighboring country and we too have a love and respect for her. But we believe in accession with India,” Mir to reporters on the sidelines of a workers convention.
He, however said that PDP unlike National conference does not do politics on such issues.
“Since our accession is with India and we are for the prosperity of our country we also wish good to our neighbour Pakistan. We don’t and won’t do any politics on such issues,” Mir said.
Reacting to former chief minister Omar Abdullah statement that PDP got the by-elections for Anantnag assembly segment for fear of defeat, Mir said that the government made request for postponing elections keeping in view the law and order situation in the valley.
“There was no question of fear of defeat but law and order situation was not conducive for polls. NIT and Handwara incidents happened that created law and order problem,” Mir told reporters.
He said that the elections have been delayed only for few months.
“After a couple of months or so there will by by elections for the seat and the party will fight them with all the strength. Question of fear of defeat does not arise at all,” Mir said.