Srinagar: Dr Mehboob Beigh, who extended support to Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed after quitting National Conference, described the NC allegation that soon after conceding defeat in this years Parliament election he had demanded a cabinet berth, a blatant lie.
This is a white lie. I never demanded a cabinet berth and never told party (National Conference) to rehabilitate me politically, Beigh told CNS adding that people know that there was nothing left for rehabilitation in party.
Former Parliament member said that he doesnt believe in personal attacks and has no intention to criticize a particular NC leader who tried to malign his image and leveled baseless allegations. It is also a white lie that after the Parliament election I met Chief Minister only once and did not raise any issue related to discrimination in jobs and development. In fact, I brought the all the issues relating to South Kashmir repeatedly into the notice of Chief Minister but no action was taken, he said.
Pertinently, National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani had claimed that Dr Mehboob Beigh demanded that one of the seats should be vacated in the Cabinet and he should be made a cabinet minister to save his political career. (CNS)
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