UPA’s failure allowed BJP to flourish: PDP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2014 12:17 IST

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is directly related to the non-performance and colossal failure of the UPA government to address problems of the people.

Addressing public meetings at Kishtwar and Chartroo areas of the Udhampur parliamentary constituency, Mehbooba said the National Conference, by targeting the PDP, is “only trying to find alibis for its mis-governance, corruption, atrocities and lack of performance”.

She said while the BJP “made apparent gains at the cost of the UPA”, the ruling coalition failed to respond to the rise of its rivals. “It (UPA) took injudicious and grossly inhuman measures like hanging Mohammad Afzal Guru out of turn in a failed attempt to stop Narendra Modi’s campaign. Had the UPA done something solid and positive, the political picture would have been different. By refusing to do so, it just made BJP’s task easy,” she said.

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

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

PDP president said the mysterious death of Haji Yousuf at Omar’s residence was a death in “highly dubious circumstances”.

“Had the CM allowed a thorough probe, it could have thrown open startling revelations before the people” she added.

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