Former J&K Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in RajyaSabha, GhulamNabi Azad, on Wednesday hit out at the Peoples Democratic Party and BharatiyaJanata Party for failing to continue their alliance at a time “when everybody is looking forward to have an elected government in the State.”
Taking a jibe at BJP, he said “some people were very keen to be part of the government in J&K, but failed to deliver in 10 months.”
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at GurjarDesh Charitable Trust here, he said: “Kuch logon komehandilagane, ghoricharnekashouktha par woh 10 mahine main bhibachapaidanahikarpaye (Some people were crazy to marry and ride on a horseback on their marriage, but failed to deliver a baby even in 10 months).”
However, he said, he was happy for these people. “At least they got a chance to ride on the horseback and get the tag of being married,” he said.
On delay in government formation in the state, he said everybody including Congress was “looking forward for a popular and stable government in Jammu and Kashmir where there will be a Chief Minister and ministers.”
He denied any role for Congress in the government formation. However if the former coalition partners lag behind in fulfilling the aspirations of people, Congress will be only party to provide a stable government in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.
When asked about Mehbooba Mufti’s demand of CBMs from the Centre before forming the government, he said only “she can explain on this.”
Earlier, while addressing the function, Azad targeted the NDA government for “taking credit of various schemes launched by the UPA-1 and UPA-2.”
“Today when the World Bank says MGNREGA is the world’s best scheme for eradicating the rural unemployment, the NDA has started taking credit for the same. The same is case with other policies that the previous government introduced,” he told Congress workers here. He urged them to educate public about the “nefarious designs” of the NDA and BJP.
J&K Congress president G A Mir said: “If fresh elections are announced in Jammu and Kashmir, there are cent-percent chances of Congress emerging victorious.”