NC Trashes Baig’s Burhan Remarks As ‘Frivolous’

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SRINAGAR: A day after senior PDP leader and MP, Muzaffar Hussain Beig, described the killing of popular militant leader, Burhan Wani as ‘part of big conspiracy aimed at dislodging the present government, opposition National Conference on Thursday said Baig’s remarks reflected a complete bankruptcy of thought and logic.

“Muzaffar Hussain Baig is often unaware about the basis of his own remarks and has a habit of changing three statements on an average day,” former NC Minister, Mohammad Akbar Lone said.

“Baig Sahab has a tendency of ridiculing and embarrassing himself by making such frivolous and immature statements,” Lone said. “Sadly all his years in politics haven’t helped him evolve a nuanced and thorough sense of how the system works.”

“Sometimes Baig Sahab says PDP’s alliance with the BJP was a cardinal sin and had destroyed PDP’s credibility in Kashmir and then – once he sees green pastures – he starts praising the PDP-BJP alliance,” Lone added.

“To serve his self-seeking purpose, Baig doesn’t mind changing a hundred stands on Burhan Wani and the nature of the PDP-BJP opportunistic alliance.”

 Lone said one however fails to understand how the ruling party can aspire to play both roles at the same time – that of the government and that of the opposition. “If Burhan Wani’s encounter was indeed unauthorized then why did the Chief Minister release an amount of ten lakh rupees as a reward for his killing from the secret fund,” Lone questioned. “If the encounter was ‘conceived by some police officers’ disloyal to the government, why hasn’t the government named those officers and taken disciplinary action against them?”

 

Baig Refutes News Item

Muzzafar Hussain Baig has meawhile strongly refuted the report carried by a newspaper in which he has been quoted as having said that the opposition National Conference had something to do with Burhan Wani’s killing.

“The attribution is malicious and outright lie and I would never even imagine making such a statement that would reflect badly not only on National Conference but on me as well,” Baig said in a statement.

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