SRINAGAR: The senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former deputy chief minister, Muzaffar Hussain Baig Monday said that a wise and well thought out use of ballot alone can take forward the struggle for their rights by the people of the state.
Addressing party workers from Sopore assembly segment of Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency today he said lack of alternative to NC had in the past resulted in its monopoly which led in degeneration of that party into a B-team of either BJP or congress depending on who rules Delhi.
Baig said places like Sopore had suffered the most because of the instability in Kashmir brought about by what he called unprincipled politics of NC and its U-turns. He said many generations in the state lost meaning of their life as NC pursued one policy in the state and followed another in Delhi.
In Delhi they struck close relationships to seek favours and enjoy personal luxury while in the state they at one time led the Plebiscite Front for 22 years and after surrendering that assumed power to punish the people who still continued to be influenced by its earlier ideology, Baig said pointing out that honest politicians like Sofi Mohammad Akber represented a tragic example of NCs frequent volte-face.
Baig said the NC is now shamelessly asking the people to vote for it even after working against the people of Kashmir and calling them as big thieves, as Farooq Abdullah recently did to entertain his friends in New Delhi. He said on the one hand, NC sold out major power projects which could generate electricity worth crores every year and on the other hand it is calling the people as MahaChors. He said though there is no electricity available to people but the tariff has been increased five folds in years by the ruling party.
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