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NC, PDP ‘facilitated’ home minister’s Kashmir visit, claims Altaf Bukhari

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Says both parties were tasked to break PAGD

Srinagar: Apni Party president Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Saturday claimed that NC and PDP “facilitated” Home Minister Amit Shah’s Kashmir visit. He added both political parties are responsible for breaking the PAGD.

News agency KNS reported that talking with it on the sidelines of a public meeting in Anantnag, Bukhari claimed that the recent visit of Home Minister Amit Shah was “facilitated” by NC and PDP who have been exposed in public badly.

“NC and PDP speak about the dignity of J&K when they are out of power, but when they are in power everything seems OK then. I want to tell them the chair won’t be restored to you forthwith, but only dignity and respect for youth will be restored,” Bukhari said.

He said NC- and PDP-like traditional political parties have been badly exposed in public. “If they think people have forgotten ‘milk & toffee’ remarks and their role in bringing BJP to J&K, then they are fools. They are actual A and B teams of the BJP. Now their time is over,” he said.

He asserted that NC and PDP are facilitators of the Home Minister’s Kashmir visit and are responsible for breaking PAGD – a forum that had vowed to strive for Article 370 restoration.

“Home Minister Amit Shah visited Kashmir on the invitation of NC and PDP. These two political parties were given the task of breaking PAGD. Let them deny it if they haven’t. I will produce evidence where meetings took place for aborting of PAGD,” Bukhari asserted.

Without naming Jama’at-e-Islami J&K, the Apni Party president also congratulated the socio-religious organization for announcing its decision to take part in the mainstream electoral politics of Jammu and Kashmir.

“I extend my congratulations to the religious organization which has decided to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with people and work for peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

During his address Bukhari lashed out at the NC president, asking: “Tell me what your MPs did in the last five years in the parliament? What did they do when Article 370 was abrogated?”

“The people of Jammu and Kashmir have come to know of your intentions and interests. Elections are underway and youth of J&K will teach you a lesson through bat. They will hit sixes in elections which will be the end of your political journey,” he said.

Bat is the Apni Party’s election symbol.

“How many youth NC has brought out of jail in the last five years?” he asked.