National Conference president, Farooq Abdullah Sunday said there were no buyers for Mehbooba Mufti’s crocodile tears in Kashmir and her new theatrics was aimed at covering her disastrous, unjust and corrupt tenure as chief minister. Addressing two separate functions – a Workers’ Convention at Khanyar and the J&K Rural Development Society’s function at ShireenBagh in Srinagar, Abdullah said that Mufti “behaved as the Chief Tormentor of Kashmiris” and persecuted people politically and economically.
“Mehbooba Mufti’s latest theatrical performance amounts to adding insult to injury. Her crocodile tears have no takers in Kashmir. The people remember clearly how she clung on to power despite being sidelined and humiliated by her allies repeatedly over the course of the last four years and how she surrendered every aspect of the institution of the CM’s office to the BJP,” Abdullah said according to a party statement.
The youth of the State witnessed an unprecedented reign of persecution and harassment under her rule and her party went above and beyond the call of their duty to the BJP in helping them inflict irreparable damage on the State’s autonomy and special status.” Abdullah said PDP was a party foisted on the people through clandestine and covert machinations to fragment the voice of the people.
“PDP was, is and will remain a Trojan Horse that has been engineered within J&K to weaken the State internally and to launch an assault on our resolve to fight for J&K’s political dignity and rights,” Abdullah said.
“National Conference has rendered innumerable sacrifices to fight for the unity, integrity and dignity of Jammu and Kashmir and will continue to thwart all attempts to erode the State’s special status. We will fight against all ploys to assault Article 35-A and won’t allow the powers that be fiddle with our political status and honour.”
The functions were also addressed by NC General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir AslamWani, Senior Leaders Mubarak Gul, MianAltaf Ahmed, ShamimaFirouds, Kafeel-ur-Rehman, Muhammad SayeedAkhoon, Ali Muhammad Dar, Peer Afaq Ahmed and senior party functionaries.