Cong warns PDP against forging alliance with BJP
The state Congress on Tuesday warned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed against forging an allaince with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir.india Updated: Dec 30, 2014 20:15 IST
The state Congress on Tuesday warned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed against forging an allaince with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir.
"I would only like to caution Mufti Mohammad Syeed on the dangers of a miniscule minority here (in Kashmir) who suggest development plank for seeking special favour from the ruling class in Delhi, if PDP decides to forge an alliance with the BJP. Sayeed should reject this short-sightedness and ask these elements to see the facts clearly and know for certain that India is a democracy and its institutions have become strong over the decades. There is no largesse available to the Prime Minister of India to offer to those states only which are for the BJP dispensation," said state Congress president Saifuddin Soz.
Soz said such elements in the system should also realise that India was a federation of states with a unitary bias. He asked: "How otherwise can the governments in West Bengal, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam and Tripura can function?"
In a statement, Soz said the present situation had yielded a trump card in Mufti Mohammad Syeed's hand and said he was confident that he (Sayeed) would use the opportunity very properly and advantageously.
"I am of the view that the atmosphere in the state is moving to Mufti Saheb's favour and he will adopt a course which will hopefully be characterised as historic by way of the results on ground," Soz said.
"Majority of right thinking people in Delhi now feel that the RSS,which is known for its ideology, has handed very difficult agenda to the present set up of the BJP, the implications of which they (the BJP top brass) have started to realise," Soz said.
He said: "While the RSS is giving a grudging consideration to the PDP's proposals, Mufti is widely perceived to be a person who will not to go wrong on what suits best to the current political consensus that has evolved at a critical stage of his (Mufti's) long political career."
"The PDP as a party must appreciate the fact that there is a vast secular space in Jammu and it happens to be an large asset and a unifying factor to the J&K state," he added.
First Published: Dec 30, 2014 20:11 IST