NC says will play strong oppn, take on Mufti over Pak comments

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Mar 12, 2015 19:39 IST

The National Conference on Thursday said it will ask the Jammu and Kashmir government to come clean on chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement crediting Pakistan and separatists for the smooth assembly polls the state.

Mufti's comments, minutes after he took oath on March 1, generated furore leaving his coalition partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party, exposed to scathing attacks by political groups.

"It's a very important issue for us… we need to know how did Pakistan and Hurriyat facilitate the smooth conduct of elections in the state," said Ali Mohammad Sagar, the general secretary of main opposition National Conference.

Sagar said the issue will be raised in the budget session of the state assembly, which starts on March 18.

``If Pakistan is facilitating elections, why is their posturing from them internationally that they support plebiscite in Kashmir? One lakh people have died in Kashmir because of Pakistan's interference," Sagar said, adding that his party will be a powerful opposition in the House.

``There is a lot of confusion created by the new government, National Conference will surely seek answers for all of this,'' the NC leader Singh.

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