In an oblique reference to Peoples Conference chief Sajad Lone and three independent MLAs block, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday described them as "pocket-sized politicians who are BJP's proxies."
"The BJP is using proxies to divide majority vote in Jammu and Kashmir. The PDP won't allow the BJP to execute its divisive and destructive agenda," said PDP leader and member of Parliament Tariq Hameed Karra in Srinagar.
"Whether it is so-called Third Front or some other pocket-sized politicians in Kashmir, all of them have become BJP's paid cronies to facilitate the saffron party implement its dangerous agenda of divide-and-rule in the state," alleged Karra.
Tangmarg legislator Ghulam Hassan Mir of the Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) and Khansahib legislator Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen of the Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) have formed a Third Front under the banner of Awami Muttahida Mahaz (AMM).
Karra made these remarks at an election rally in support of PDP candidate Ghulam Nabi Lone in Charar-e-Sharief assembly segment in Central Kashmir.
"Unfortunately, the BJP and the RSS have started resorting to communal and polarising tactics in the highly sensitive Chenab valley and Poonch-Rajouri belt of the state," he alleged.
Referring to the BJP's aim to form government in the state, Karra said, "A bigger political storm is on its way that can devour the state of its special status and leave the majority community completely disempowered. The people must see through the deceitful designs of the BJP and its proxies."
He claimed that the PDP has credible reports of NC reaching a secret understanding with the BJP. "The party (NC) has offered unconditional support to the saffron brigade," alleged Karra.