Estranged partners target each other

first_imgA day after parting ways, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP raised their pitch to safeguard their core constituencies with an eye on the election.PDP MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam likened the BJP’s pull-out to the August 9, 1953 toppling of the popular government headed by Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah.“History is repeating itself in the State and the last time a similar incident was witnessed on August 9, 1953 when a people’s government was toppled by New Delhi. Let those who are holding confabulations against the special status of the State become aware that the PDP isn’t going to succumb to any pressure and it will keep fighting for people, their dignity and honour with strong will and courage,” Mr. Alam said.He said the reasons that the BJP gave for pulling out “are worth to hail and the party feels proud of such reasons”. “The reasons are demands made by Mehbooba Mufti for talks with Pakistan and separatists, withdrawal of the cases against the stone throwers, implementation of the ceasefire on ground and measures to be taken for successful dialogue and reconciliation,” he said.The BJP celebrated the end of the PDP-BJP rule. “There will be a renewed focus to deal with terrorists and maintain law and order in Kashmir. There will be no cease but fire now onwards, very intense fire. The Amarnath yatra will be held will necessary arrangements,” said jubilant BJP state president Ravinder Raina in Jammu.He said the BJP was worried about the “shaky security scenario”.last_img

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