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Mufti’s failed experiment with BJP made his PDP highly unpopular: Soz

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Srinagar, Jun 24: Congress leader Saifuddin Soz says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s experiment of an “alliance of the north and the south poles” failed miserably  and cost PDP its popularity.

The former president of JKPCC,  Soz, who is currently in the eye of a storm due to his book “Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle” while commenting on the falling apart of PDP-BJP alliance says “It was not a right alliance to begin with. It was akin to an alliance of the north and the south poles. Mufti Mohammed Sayed had undertaken an experiment, which was a failure in the past as well as present.”

Soz,  who had for years been a National Conference Member Parliament before joining Congress and becoming a minister in the UPA government, in an interview with ‘PTI-Bhasha’ when asked about the reasons for BJP’s pull-out from its alliance government with PDP said “the BJP needs an issue in the 2019 general elections and that’s why it has separated itself from the alliance.

“You will see that during the 2019 elections they will claim they broke up the alliance for the country. But the fact remains that they took the step not for the country but to save their credibility. They would fan communalism now in Jammu,” Soz said.

He also said that “the PDP had committed a grave error by forging the alliance (with BJP). They have failed. The party also faces popular resentment. I don’t know what would happen to it in the future, but this party has become highly unpopular.”

He said unless the Centre changes its policy towards the Valley, nothing much is to change here.

“The state government has nothing much to do. The Centre is pursuing a wrong policy now vis-a-vis the state. It would now send more forces to the valley, more of the CRPF battalions would come here. The policy of using the brute force here would be adopted now. This policy would lead to more deaths in the Valley, but it would yield no result, no solution,” Soz said.

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