Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Omar Abdullah accuses PDP of tacit understanding with BJP

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Omar Abdullah accuses PDP of tacit understanding with BJP
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Budgam: PDP’s decision to abstain from voting in the election of the Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson evoked a sharp response on Thursday from National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah who accused the party of having a tactical alliance with BJP.
Omar stated this at a workers’ convention at Chadoora, Budgam on Thursday. In a statement issued here, Omar said, “Mehbooba Mufti is today telling the people that she drank a cup of poison by aligning with the BJP. She is also trying to tell us that the BJP-led government in New Delhi is using NIA and CBI to coerce her MLAs to revolt against her. If this is true fact, why did Mehbooba instruct her two members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha not to vote against the BJP candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson?”
PDP is still in a tactical alliance with the BJP, Omar said, which is also evidenced by the fact that PDP is not defending Article 35-A in the Supreme Court as compared to National Conference which has retained a legal team and filed an intervention plea for this purpose.
NC vice president said that there is a very elaborate and deep intrigue to assault the state’s special status. “The elaborate and comprehensive 60 page report on Article 35-A has still not been submitted in the Supreme Court and the file continue to gather dust on the Law Secretary’s table. This proves beyond any doubt that PDP is a part of this intrigue and continue to facilitate this anti-JK agenda from within the state,” he said.