MLA Rasheed Dares PDP, BJP To Break Alliance

JAMMU: Independent lawmaker representing Langate assembly segment in J&K Legislative Assembly, Er Rasheed, on Tuesday said that the act of speaker of expunging few words of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti from her speech have “authenticated” that the PDP-BJP coalition government is “being run” at the dictates of RSS from Nagpur.

Rasheed held protests against the ruckus created by right wing lawmakers against the CM’s statement on Article 370

He alleged that speaker “dared to exceed his constitutional powers” only on the directives received from New Delhi.

Talking to media persons after the house was adjourned, Rasheed said, “it is obvious that BJP raised the issue of Mehbooba Mufti calling those seeking abrogation of Article 370 as anti-national, after a well crafted plan to get political dividends.”

“Whatsoever Chief Minister said yesterday on the floor of the house was being welcomed by treasury benches by clapping and beating the tables and before asking speaker to expunge Chief Minister’s remarks BJP must answer why it kept mum when CM was speaking yesterday and why it took them almost a day to wake up,” he said. “Obviously hidden hands of New Delhi want to get political dividends of Mehbooba Mufti’s defence to Article 370.”

The Langate MLA said, “BJP, like Congress, is using anti-Kashmir card only to get political mileage at ‘national level’ and it is unfortunate that sacrifices and rights of people of Jammu & Kashmir are being questioned only for the reason to help Congress and BJP to get power in New Delhi”.

He added that BJP “wants to get political mileage” out of Mehbooba Mufti’s statement and “that is the reason why speaker disgraced the dignity and authority of house by questioning CM’s speech”. “If PDP and BJP truly believe that what they preached inside Assembly in different tunes, then they must end the alliance and go for fresh poles.”

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