On a day chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as "power-hungry", the opposition party hit back at the ruling NC, saying that it indulged in politics of deceit and always tried to divert the people's attention from its failures.
Addressing series of public meetings at Manyal Gali, Barote and Nerojal areas of Rajouri assembly segment, PDP candidate for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat Yash Pal Sharma said the NC had "bartered aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the lust of power": "It is because of NC's politics that there is a trust deficit in the people."
He said the PDP, during its brief stay in power, had created a sense of security among the people and accelerated development.
He said that the NC-led state government had failed on all fronts and now the party was trying to divert the people's attention from its failure.
Meanwhile, NC's provincial president of Jammu region, Devender Singh Rana, also trained guns at the PDP. Rana said that while the PDP leadership claimed that it was not seek power in the next polls, the reality was that its top leaders were hobnobbing BJP top leders in Delhi.