Soz cautions Mufti against allying with BJP

Srinagar: With speculation on rise that PDP with the support of BJP will form the new government in Jammu and Kashmir, State Congress President, Professor Saif-u-Din Soz Tuesday said that he is convinced that Mufti Muhammad Sayeed will, under no circumstances, cripple the Goose  that will certainly lay the Golden Egg for him as the chosen leader of the State.

In a statement to CNS, Soz said that the present situation has yielded  a trump card in Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s hand and he feels confident that Mufti will use the opportunity very properly and advantageously.

“I am of the view that the atmosphere in the State is moving to Mufti Saheb’s favour and he will adopt a  course which will hopefully be characterized as historic by way of the results on ground,” he said.

Soz said that a vast majority of right thinking people in Delhi now feel that the RSS  known very much for its ideology, has handed  very difficult agenda to the present set up of the BJP, the implications of which they (the BJP top brass) have started to realize.

“While the RSS is giving a grudging consideration to the PDP’s proposals, Mufti Sahib is widely perceived to be a person who will not to go wrong on what suits best to the current political consensus that has evolved at a critical stage of his (Mufti’s) long political career,” he said.

“Personally speaking, I would only like to caution Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on the dangers of a miniscule  minority here (in Kashmir) who suggest development plank for seeking special favour from  the  ruling class in Delhi, if PDP decides to forge  an alliance with the BJP. Mufti Muhammad Sayeed should reject this short–sightedness and ask these elements to see the facts clearly and know for certain that India is a democracy and its Institutions have become strong over the decades. There is no   largesse available to the Prime Minister of India to offer to those states only which are for the BJP dispensation,” the statement reads adding that

such elements in the system should also realize that India is a Federation of States with a unitary bias and how otherwise can the Governments in West Bengal, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam,

Tripura and other states can function.

Soz said that the PDP as a Party must also appreciate the fact that there is a vast secular space in Jammu and it happens to be an large asset and a unifying factor to the J&K State. (CNS)

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