NC Cozying Up to BJP for Survival: Karra

Srinagar: Senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra Friday accused National Conference of cozying up to BJP for political survival. He said NC leaders have reportedly approached RSS and BJP top brass offering them support for not only forming the next government in J&K but also for abrogation of Article 370.

“Seeing the tide turning fast against the party due to their anti-people policies, NC leaders, in their last ditch effort, are now desperately attempting to cobble-up an alliance with the BJP in the State,” Mr Karra said while addressing a series of public meetings in Sonwar and Batamaloo assembly segments today.

Karra said there are reports that in their secret meetings with the RSS and BJP leaders, NC emissaries have even offered support to the Saffron brigade for abrogation of Article 370. “NC has already started acting like the B-team of BJP and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seems to be more concerned about BJP winning 44+ seats in the State, than his own party touching the double-digit figure,” he said and urged the people to hand-over a decisive mandate to PDP to not only counter this opportunistic alliance, but safeguard the larger political and economic interests of the State as well.

Karra said having ‘deceived’ the people of Ganderbal and presiding over decimation of NC there, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has now changed his turf to try his luck in Sonwar and Beerwa simultaneously. “But the moot question is that if at all Omar Abdullah wins, he will have to vacate one of the seats, and he is ethically bound to tell his voters which seat he is going to vacate and leave that constituency in lurch,” he said and added that by contesting from two seats simultaneously, Omar Abdullah is deceiving the voters of both Sonwar and Beerwa.

Accusing the present NC-Congress dispensation as the ‘worst-ever’ government in the history of J&K, Karra said the government headed by Omar Abdullah has become synonymous with death and destruction. “While the people were still struggling to cope up with the miseries of the devastating floods, the cold-blooded murder of two innocent youth by the Army at Chattergam has rubbed salt into the wounds of Kashmiris,” he said.

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