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Rise of BJP is the result of UPA's failures: Mehbooba

india Updated: Apr 12, 2014 21:50 IST

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) todaysaid that the rise of BJP in the country, as well as in Jammu and Kashmir, was directly related to the non-performance and colossal failure of the Congress-led UPA government.

"The rise of BJP in the country, and in Jammu and Kashmir, is directly related to the non-performance and colossal failure of UPA to address problems of the people," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said while addressing a public meeting in Kishtwar district on Saturday.

Mehbooba addressed another rally in Chartroo area of the Udhampur parliamentary constituency today.

Mehbooba said the ruling National Conference by targeting PDP is only trying to find alibis for its mis-governance, corruption, atrocities and lack of performance.

She said while BJP made apparent gains at the cost of UPA, the ruling coalition failed to respond to the rise of its rivals by applying correctives and changing its policies.

She also slammed the Congress-led UPA government over hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.

Mehbooba said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah presided over the most corrupt and inefficient regime in the state which not only unleashed atrocities on the people but even brought disgrace to the state's authority by not working wisely.

She said there were occasions when Omar could have acted seriously to punish his associates in the cabinet and other 'high and powerful' who were found involved in serious corruption cases, misuse of authority and other malpractices but he preferred the other way around fearing reprisal.

The mysterious death of Haji Yousuf, she said was not a simple death but it was a death for money in highly dubious circumstances.

Had the Chief Minister allowed a thorough investigation in the case it could have thrown open startling revelations before the people that how money was sought to get ministerial berths and MLC seats, she added.

She also slammed the government over alleged involvement of Union minister Farooq Abdullah in cricket scam. Abdullah was not touched because he was a 'powerful? person and father of the Chief Minister, she alleged. She said many ministers who has been accused of corrupt practices continue to be in office and it shows how different yardsticks are used in the state when it comes to law enforcement.