Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has revealed that her MLAs were being threatened to leave her party or face NIA raids.
Mehbooba during an interview alleged horse-trading in the state without naming any party.
“I’m not saying that New Delhi is doing it but I did talk to some people in New Delhi and told them that a perception is being created through media reports that MLAs can be bought with money or be motivated to leave PDP for important cabinet portfolios, and if they’re rejecting even this, they’re being threatened with NIA raids,” Mehbooba Mufti told News18.
“Kashmir is a place where separatism, mainstream politics and militancy often co-exist, but the threat of NIA was introducing an element of doubt in the valley which would threaten its fabric greatly,” she added.
“If you break PDP, how will you face the person who braved bullets and other threats to vote for National Conference or PDP or Congress? You’ll break their faith in democracy,” Mehbooba added.