CM Released Reward Money for Burhan’s Killing: NC

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Srinagar: National Conference Thursday lashed out at the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her what it described as “continued theatrical tendency to lie, deflect responsibility and spread canards”.

In a statement NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said it was ironic and ridiculous that the Chief Minister was terming Burhan Wani’s killing a “coincidence” while simultaneously having released lakhs of rupees as reward money from the CM’s secret fund for those who took part in the encounter.  

“If Mehbooba Mufti is deluded into thinking that she can try to make a case that she wasn’t aware of the encounter where a special team was dispatched from Srinagar to neutralize Burhan Wani, she is living in her usual fool’s paradise. Sometimes she says she wasn’t informed of the encounter, and then she discloses it was a ‘coincidence’ only to simultaneously release lakhs of money from the CM’s secret fund as a reward for those who took part in the encounter. This is a cruel joke from a completely clueless CM”, the NC statement issued from party headquarters in Srinagar said.

He said, “Mehbooba heads a Government that remains invisible, ineffective and unmoved by dozens of killings and mass grief in the Valley”.

He said the Chief Minister rather than investing all her efforts in her “photo-opportunities and in trying to fool the people should try to gather at least some leftovers of a sense of responsibility and focus on a systemic, appropriate response”.

“This state of chaos, confusion and deflection of responsibility peppered with daily contradictions that expose the Chief Minister’s hypocrisy cannot be an alternate for governance. There is a complete breakdown of all systems of governance and accountability in the State and the Chief Minister, in a desperate attempt to escape culpability has repeatedly tried to pretend she is being by-passed – even by her own colleagues. This is tragic and ridiculous”, NC leader said.

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