Angry workers hold ‘sting operation’ against NC minister

SRINAGAR: A video clip has appeared on social networking sites in which  Jammu and Kashmir minister and senior leader of National Conference Abdul Rahim Rather has been shown amidst a bunch of angry workers who accuse him of forgetting his own voters, CNS reported Thursday. The video, the report suggests, seems a ‘sting operation’ by some of  Rather’s disgruntled workers. 

The video clip shows senior National Conference leader and Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather cornered by angry party workers sitting on a chair at his government Tulsibagh residence.

Behind the Minister, an old man can be seen delivering a lecture, complaining to the Minister that he ignored the party workers after winning the Assembly elections.

“What can I tell you when my own village population cast their votes in favor of People’s Democratic Party. But I am telling you that I have my own 400 votes and you must not get them waste by your anti-worker approach. Take care of your workers. I don’t care if you feel angry but it is true that you ignored your party workers,” the old NC party workers tells Rather adding that neither, “you (Minister) nor your Bashir Ahmed bothers to pick up our phone when we require you the most.”

The old party workers advises silent Finance Minister to act like former Chief Minister G M Shah and open the lid of your treasure. “Be like Gul Shah in the coming four months (till Assembly elections) and shower your magnanimity on your workers,” he says.

The old man tells the Minister that he felt sick after the defeat in the Parliament elections. “Mufti Sahab intervened on part of his workers when they had scuffle with our party workers at Dadwounpur in 2004. Our workers were arrested but you cared a fig for them. When we sought your help, you did not do anything. We went to Sagar (Ali Muhammad Sagar) who told us to ask Rather and he will accompany him to police station, still you didn’t help us” the old man is shown saying to the Minister in the video clip while rest of the workers sitting there have been shown agreeing with his words.

At last, the old man has been shown advising the Minister Abdul Rahim Rather to be strong and pro-party workers. “We will support you. We will give blood for you,” the old man swears.

One of the party workers apparently has shot the video and the exact duration of it is 3:47minutes. After going viral on social networking sites, it has become a topic of discussion among the netizens. 

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