Agenda of alliance was agenda of vested interests, says Er Rasheed
Srinagar: AwamiItehaad Party (AIP) president, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Wednesday said that PDP president Mehbooba Mufti statement regarding PDP-BJP bonhomie is a confession that PDP’s agenda of alliance was an agenda of vested interests.
According to a statement issued here, ErRasheed reacted to Mehbooba Mufti’s revelations that ‘she was compelled by few party leaders to go against her wishes and form alliance with BJP’, saying, “Mehbooba should apologize to the people of the state for preferring choice of her blue eyed colleagues over the interests of Kashmiris.”
“What Mehbooba Mufti has said is unfortunate and has unmasked the harsh reality that Mehbooba and her party have no ideology and have been following an agenda that suits their personal likes and interests. It is unfortunate to say that her own words are a confession that she lacks will, commitment, sincerity and dedications towards all that what she has been preaching and promising in public domain,” he said.
He said it is mandatory for Mehbooba Mufti to name those individuals who compelled her for the alliance with the BJP and she must also reveal what were the reasons that she succumbed to the pressure tactics of few individuals and betrayed the entire masses.
“She needs to know she and her colleagues were not running a private enterprise but a political party that promised to represent aspirations and sentiments of masses,” he said.
ErRasheed added that even if one believes in what she says, should she not have faced the situation and expelled those traitors within her party, rather trying to befool Kashmiris now and trying to gain false sympathy.
“It has been the most unfortunate tradition in Kashmir politics that leaders have first betrayed their people and then cried victim to stab them again. Mehbooba Mufti has unfortunately not only disappointed Kashmiris but her revelations have broken the trust of all those who voted for PDP in 2014,” he added.
ErRasheed reminded Mehbooba Mufti that mistakes of leaders are always having huge consequences on the masses and she must either quite politics or seek apology from the masses.