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NC accuses PDP of continuing tactical alliance with BJP

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Srinagar, Aug 9: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that there was no doubt left that PDP and BJP continue to be in a “tactical alliance” despite BJP’s withdrawal of support to the PDP.

The NC vice-president said this had again become clear when PDP’s two MPs in the Rajya Sabha abstained from voting in the election of the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson and by the tragic fact that the elaborate report on Article 35-A continues to gather dust on the Law Secretary’s tables since one year.

“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 continues 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-J&K agenda from within the state. Had National Conference not raised the grave issue of assaults on Article 35-A in the Legislative Assembly, PDP would have brazenly surrendered on the crucial issue for appeasing their allies,” Omar Abdullah said, according to a statement issued by the party.

“It was the duty of the Mehbooba Mufti government to submit the elaborate report on Article 35-A in the Supreme Court but her government chose inaction and surrender bringing us to this present situation. PDP chose not to confront the BJP and its longstanding agenda to weaken the state’s special status,” said Omar.