The ruling National Conference (NC) and the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday slugged it out over state's premier J&K Bank.
NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu claimed that PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig's remarks on J&K Bank "have not only exposed PDP's own prolonged malicious propaganda against the state's iconic financial institution, but have also given the first major visible signs of major ideological fault lines and infighting within the PDP."
The NC has come after Baig claimed that there were "vested interests" and "local tools" out to defame the J&K Bank.
In an oblique reference to another PDP leader Haseeb Drabu, the NC spokesman said, "Baig's remarks denouncing his own party's hate-campaign against the J&K Bank has debunked the statements of Drabu, who is now incidentally his colleague in the PDP."
He said if Baig thinks that Drabu has vested interests to defame the J&K Bank, he should elaborate what those vested interests are.
"While he has not taken Drabu's name for obvious reasons, he has unambiguously revealed that the PDP's propaganda machinery on the J&K Bank led by Drabu is out with hammers and tongs to destroy the J&K Bank's credibility and reputation for petty and short-term political interests," alleged the NC spokesman.