SRINAGAR MLA Zadibal Abid Hussain Ansari on Friday launched a scathing attack on senior PDP leader and MLA Syed Altaf Bukhari and said he (Bukhari) was living in a wonderland cut away from the realm of reality. Lashing out at the PDP leader, Abid asked him to “get his sense of arithmetic checked before day-dreaming under the fig-leaf of a moral stand that belies PDPs U-turns viz-a-viz its alliance with the BJP”.
While Bukhari has a democratic right to day-dream about alliances and also has a democratic right to live in a delusion, he should know that more than 15 MLAs of his party are in constant touch and wont allow people like him to enact yet another farce with the people of Kashmir. For Bukhari to assume that PDP can be the architect of yet another fraud and that the people would tolerate such a fraud speaks volumes about his disconnect with ground reality, Abid Ansari said in a statement.
Abid said that PDP has shamelessly changed its tune viz-a-viz BJP depending on them being in power or being thrown out of power unceremoniously. When PDP campaigned for the 2014 Assembly elections they portrayed BJP as a monster ready to devour Kashmir and its stentorian rhetoric revolved around its promises of not allowing BJP to come to power in J&K. Immediately after the elections, the same PDP leadership allied with BJP and sold their decision as one taken in the best interests of the State. For people like Bukhari and the PDP leadership of the Mufti family BJP is communal and dangerous when PDP is out of power and is noble and progressive when PDP is in an alliance with them.
It is hilarious and also astounding that PDP and Mr. Bukhari are now portraying themselves to be belated saviors of Article 35-A.