Dr Jitendra Singh asks NC to explain its U-turn on Art 35A

The so-called mainstream Kashmir-centric political parties like NC, had done greatest harm to Kashmir by being unfaithful to their own masses with the sole objective of perpetuating their dynasty rule.”

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Nov 15 2018 11:58PM | Updated Date: Nov 15 2018 11:58PM
Dr Jitendra Singh asks NC to explain its U-turn on Art 35AFile Photo

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that National Conference (NC) owes an explanation to the people of Jammu & Kashmir for its U-turn on 35A.

“The party which had boycotted the recently held urban local body elections with the pledge that it will not participate in an election till the issue of 35A was settled, is now demanding dissolution of state Assembly and is ready to contest the elections in a bid to seek ministerial berths, regardless of whether the issue of 35A is settled or not,” Dr Singh told reporters  on the sidelines of the inaugural session of the 3-day international conference on Geriatric Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.

He said, “This is yet another evidence of the National Conference's long history of treacherous opportunism, the most notorious example of which is the U-turn staged by Sheikh Abdullah in 1975 when he suddenly gave up his 20 year old demand for so called plebiscite, to grab the chair of Chief Minister on the terms and conditions laid down by late Indira Gandhi.”

Without naming anybody, Dr Jitendra Singh said, “While the NC leadership has patronizingly commented on the sensibility of BJP, the people of Kashmir have grown wary of the National Conference's lack of sensibility and lack of sensitivity. The so-called mainstream Kashmir-centric political parties like NC, had done greatest harm to Kashmir by being unfaithful to their own masses with the sole objective of perpetuating their dynasty rule.”

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