SRINAGAR: National Conference on Friday expressed “shock and disappointment” over chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s lack of “empathy and seriousness” in a time of “unprecedented turmoil and misery in Kashmir”.
Lashing out at the CM for “going for scooty joyrides” in Jammu while Kashmir is under virtual siege for the 63rd day, NC’s state spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said, “Mehbooba’s scooty ride in Jammu was akin to Nero playing his fiddle while Rome burned”.
“Her (Mehbooba’s) smiling pictures while riding scooties in Jammu belie her theatrical performances while visiting mourning families of slain youth in Kashmir. While she has failed – totally and completely – in protecting the lives of the citizens of J&K, she is going around merrily distributing LED lamps and riding scooters in front of flashing cameras in Jammu”, the NC spokesperson said in a statement issued here.
Mattu said that Mehbooba’s policy of being “more loyal to the BJP than BJP leaders” themselves is a “desperate, despicable” attempt to hang on to her chair at all costs.
“History will never forgive Mehbooba for humiliating her own people and siding with repression and injustice”, the NC spokesperson stated.