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Ended my association with PC due to differences on certain issues: Junaid Matoo

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Srinagar: Hours after getting disassociated from PC, former SMC Mayor Junaid Mattoo on Saturday clarified that I strongly believe that party’s investment in Gupkar Declaration is and will be reciprocated only by insincerity by National Conference that started from Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s tussle and is yet to come to an end here.
A statement issued by Matoo to KNS reads, ““I’m glad the speculations have ended and there is a confirmation from both sides today that my association with Peoples’ Conference (PC) has come to an end”.
“This is something that has evolved over the last couple of months due to my differences on certain stands and issues”, statement reads.
Matoo said, “In Mr. Sajad Lone I have always sought and found an elder brother and a mentor and I will continue to cherish my personal bond and association with him. I respect him and hold him in high esteem and that will remain unchanged”.
He said, “I however – strongly – believe that the party’s investment in the Gupkar Declaration is and will be reciprocated only by insincerity and disingenuity by the JKNC – and this time will prove.”, and added NC’s blatant insincerity started with SMC but won’t end there.
“Mark my words. I am of the firm opinion that we can’t allow August 5th to whitewash history and assume our history starts here. The complicity of today’s vanguards who were yesteryear’s facilitators of erosion and disempowerment – that can’t be erased or wished away. That’s the limited point”, he said in a statement. (KNS)


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