NC, PDP want fractured mandate to avoid accountability: Er. Rasheed
Srinagar: Reiterating that AIP does not want to be seen as a facilitator to divide votes in the upcoming parliamentary elections, Er. Rasheed has questioned those who used to claim forming secular and non BJP government for their self-centered politics vis-à-vis upcoming parliament elections.
In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said, “It is strange that while NC and PDP talked of a common agenda to unite pro-Kashmir voices and now are not only divided but opposing each other tooth and nail. NC is at liberty to approach for an alliance with the Congress but one has a right to ask NC leadership why it didn’t offer an alliance with PDP and other smaller parties. Same is the case with PDP, whose leadership is busy in trying to regain its lost ground from the various suppressive measures being taken by its masters”.
Er. Rasheed said that the ‘arrogant, egoistic and self-centered’ attitude of NC and PDP will yield nothing except a huge fractured mandate and both these regional parties will again beg BJP and Congress for the collation and thus the miseries of Kashmiris will never end.
He said, “The fact is that NC and PDP don’t want a huge mandate as they know their worth of not delivering anything and a fractured mandate gives them an excuse to run away from the real issues”.
Er. Rasheed further said, “If regional parties are sincere then not only NC and PDP but other forces including PC should have a common minimum programme and contest upcoming parliament election together. AIP is ready to support any such alliance in the larger interests of people.