PDP betrayed public mandate, says Tariq Karra

Ridiculing ruling Party PDP for betraying the Public mandate, Senior Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra has said that raising an alarm on the attempts of abrogation of Article 35-A by the Party leaders was yet another ‘ Chameleon’ attempt by the party to deceive public.

In a statement issued here, Karra cautioned the people to understand that tinkering with Article 35-A could take away the right of state subject certificate, which otherwise, was protecting the distinct identity of the state.

He recalled that it was he, who had raised an alarm much in advance and cautioned the party against allying with the BJP and its detrimental impact in the coming days, keeping in view, the public faith the PDP was then enjoying in the state.

However, Karra said that he while resigning from the party and Parliament cautioned the people and the politicians of the state about the outcome of nefarious nexus of BJP-PDP of entering into conspiracy of doing away with special status of the Jammu and Kashmir State.

The Congress leader said that now when the Chief Minster has raised a warning against abrogation of Article 35-A, she actually has endorsed my stand and justified my moral ground of quitting the PDP.

He, however, questioned her and asked how, she now wants people to believe in their ill designs against J&K and that she and her party are not facilitating and collaborating with the saffron brigade.

He said that the damage has already been done and extension of three central laws to the state in last three years was the gift of PDP to the people of the state for voting them as signal largest party.

He said the surrender was so shameful that one of the laws was directly extended from Rajya Sabha without even being ratified by the state Assembly.

“I wish she must have shown the high moral ground at the time of recobbling and renegotiating the alliance with BJP after Mufti Sahabs demise, still, the situation would have been different,” Karra added.

Karra said that PDP leadership was now trying to use the slogans again in order to shield their misdeeds and misadventures but added, the people were now too wise to fall prey to the ‘chameleon’ politics of PDP again.

Karra said this is a new cosmetic shift to rhetoric of shedding crocodile tears, which people fully understand.

He said the party which is in league with BJP wants People of Kashmir believe that they are not going to tolerate the abrogation of Article 35- A but has forgotten to explain why it could not prevailed upon its ally to file even an counter affidavit against the petition of the RSS backed NGO against the Article 35-A in the Supreme Court.

Karra said the time for Political theatrics was over and PDP must understand that people of the state cannot be taken for granted anymore. He said that ‘chameleon’ character of PDP stands fully exposed and people are fully aware of their hidden agenda now.

The Congress leader said that he had warned people in advance in a clarion voice that PDP has been all out in facilitating BJP to fulfill its long cherished desire of diluting not only the nature of special status of Jammu and Kashmir but also marginalizing every voice emanating from the Muslim majority of the state.

He cautioned that if the process of erosion continues for full six year term, the damage to the distinct identity of the state would be immense and probably irreparable.

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