Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday directed all her party office bearers not to react to the statement that may be detrimental to the unity of the Gupkar Alliance.
Her statement comes after a woman NC leader launched a scathing attack on Mehbooba by alleging that the PDP chief was responsible for all the mess in the Valley.
People’s Alliance for Gupkar Deceleration is an alliance of around five political parties seeking the restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir which was revoked in August 2019.
The PAGD since its inception has held a series of meetings to chalk out a future strategy and had assured to reach out to the valley people with their agenda.
“Party President Mehbooba Mufti has directed all the party office bearers and colleagues to ensure that no reaction/statement be issued that may be detrimental to the unity of PAGD and thus the larger cause of the people of Jammu & Kashmir”, Peoples Democratic Party official handle tweeted.
Notably, both Peoples Democratic Party and National Conference are part of the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration, a group that demands pre-August 05, 2019 status. The alliance is headed by NC president Farooq Abdullah while PDP’s chief Mehbooba is the vice-chairperson.
NC leader, Shameema Firdaus, addressing party workers in Handwara, blamed Peoples Democratic Party for splitting Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it was the dream of Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to sell out Kashmir.
“Jammu & Kashmir has been torn apart and it is all because of the PDP rule. Had PDP kept BJP at bay, the situation could have been different,” she told the gathering.
She also accused Mehbooba Mufti of killing civilians and blinding youth including girls during her tenure as chief minister.
Referring to Handwara civilian killings, she said that it was Mehbooba Mufti who used force against the people of Handwara during which several people and young boys and girls received pellet injuries in their eyes, who lost their eyesight forever.
“Where was her morale, which she is showing these days,” she asked
“Had Mehbooba not allied with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the situation would have been quite different,” she said. “We would not have been made slaves of India. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah had taught us not to bow down before anyone.”
“We have been sold out by PDP and this was the dream of Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed,” she said, adding that the present situation is the outcome of PDP.