Erosion of J&K’s special status primary goal of PDP-BJP alliance: NC

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 8 2017 12:11AM | Updated Date: Dec 8 2017 12:11AM
Erosion of J&K’s special status primary goal of PDP-BJP alliance: NC

National Conference on Thursday hit out at PDP-BJP coalition government saying its primary goal is to erode special status of Jammu and Kashmir.  

‘The erosion of the state’s special status and unique political identity was the primary goal of the PDP-BJP Alliance,” NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said addressing a special party convention in Anantnag on Thursday. 

“Recurring direct and sponsored assaults on the state’s special status were patronized by the current political dispensation in the State which was cobbled up in utter contempt to the sentiments of the people.  The primary goal of the PDP-BJP alliance is to erode the state’s special status,” Wani said.  

“While BJP has made it abundantly clear that they remain committed to their traditional stand to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35-A of the Constitution of India, PDP’s complicity is proven by their silence and tacit support to such nefarious designs,” he added. 

“This alliance has broken every single promises that PDP tried to sell to the people of the State as a smokescreen to hide its Faustian bargain to occupy the Chief Minister’s chair. Not a single promises made in their alleged ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ has been upheld. The height of shamelessness is evidenced by the fact that Senior PDP Leader and its vice president, Muzaffar Baigh openly questioned the very existence of the ‘Agenda of the Alliance’,” Wani said.  

Meanwhile, senior NC leader and former Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Thursday said the “PDP-BJP Government posed a grave threat to the interests of the State as it was working clandestinely to weaken and fragment the State to derive political dividends from such divisive and destructive politics.”