Lone’s quitting is no setback to PAGD: NC
Unfortunate that PC left: PDP
Srinagar: Reacting to the pulling out of the PAGD alliance by the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference, senior National Conference leader and member parliament Hasnain Masudi has said that it was no setback to the alliance which, he added, was formed to fight for the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on democratic principles.
“In a democracy, everyone has the right to stay in any alliance or pull out of that at will. If Sajad Lone thinks it was a right decision to pull out of the alliance so be it, however, this is not a setback to the alliance,” Masudi maintained.
He said that the purpose of the alliance was to restore the status of Jammu and Kashmir that it had before August 05, 2019, and the alliance was well on track to achieve the desired results with the support of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
On being asked whether Sajad Lone should relook at his decision of pulling out of the alliance, Masudi said that if Sajad Lone has a change of heart in coming days, he is welcome as the alliance was formed keeping in view the basic principles of democracy.
On being asked about any suggestions to Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti after the pullout of Sajad Lone from the alliance, Masudi advised them to stand united and believe that the path they have chosen is for the welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the coming generations.
“Everyone who is in the alliance has a belief that they are on the right track. DDC elections were a challenge for every one of us and we overcame that challenge despite many hurdles. The success of the PAGD in the DDC elections should not be downplayed,” he said. (KNS)
Meanwhile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) General Secretary and party’s senior leader, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura while talking to a local news agency KNO, has said that PC’s exit was unfortunate and should not have taken place. He however maintained that in a democratic setup everyone had the right to either be with or part ways with the alliance.
He also expressed some hope stating that Lone while deciding to quit the alliance had still maintained that he will continue to support the cause for which the conglomerate was formed. “It is unfortunate that one of the party’s has exited the group. But, parting ways with PAGD is their decision and what can we say over it,” he said.