‘PDP Lit Fuse In 2008, Then Watched Blaze From Homes’

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Srinagar, Sep 22: Amid continued sniping between the two parties, senior NC leader Dr. Mustafa Kamaal on Saturday hurled another salvo at the PDP, saying that Muzaffar Hussain Beig had set the valley on fire in 2008 by signing approval for the land transfer to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

“As law minister, Beig signed the order, and then his party withdrew from the government to watch from the sidelines as death and destruction reigned in the valley,” Dr. Kamaal said at a party function today.

“Don’t accuse Kashmiris of killing anyone,” he said, directing his remarks at Beig Mahbooba Mufti. “It was Beig who as attorney general paved the way for Jagmohan, and it was Mufti Muhammad Sayeed who brought him as governor for mass killing in Kashmir.”

“Beig has a long list of black deeds, and some of them are unspeakable,’ he said.

“He forgets that chief minister Omar Abdullah has divested two ministers of their portfolios merely on basis of allegations,” he said.

“But several among Mufti’s of ministers were involved in serious corruption cases, charges against many of whom have been proved,” he said.

“But instead of taking action against anyone, Mufti proceeded to destroy the State Accountability Commission,” he said.

“Unlike PDP leaders, Omar Abdullah does not say one thing in Kashmir, quite another in Jammu and something entirely different in Delhi,” he said.

“Whatever the chief minister says here, he repeats it in Delhi, and says the same thing in the parliament and the assembly,” he said.

“Raising his voice against the AFSPA, and getting army camps shifted, are a measure of Omar Abdullah’s courage,” he said.

“Not a single paramilitary bunker was removed during PDP rule. Instead, they were converted into permanent brick-and-cement structures,” he said.

“Our chief minister is a capable, far-sighted leader whose decisions are nothing short of revolutionary,” he said.

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