Srinagar, December 23
As Jammu and Kashmir is passing through a tough phase and uncertainty is prevailing everywhere, one of the most senior politicians of the state and a staunch believer and follower of leftist ideology, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Kulgam, believes that PDP-BJP coalition government is bound to have an accident in near future.
He believes, both these parties are sharing power, not based on any ideology or commonalty, but by hook or crook to remain glued to the chair.
“How long they can share the power and how long they can be comfortable each other only the time will tell us. But certainly, the direction they have chosen, the way they are functioning, this seems that sooner or they later they have to face some sort of an accident. As and when it happens, let’s wait for some time,” Tarigami said.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader was quick to justify his point by bringing in the recent development during the cabinet meeting where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti staged a walkout on an issue of allotting super time scale to Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officers and bringing them at par with IPS officers.
“This is a very small issue which could have been sorted out at bureaucratic level. CM staging walk out is unprecedented and for the first time this has happened. This has happened because there is no commonality,” he said, adding, “There is a contradiction in their approach, there is a contradiction in the agendas. Naturally this will lead to uncertainty in functioning as well.” Tarigami reminded the promises made by both these parties during 2014 Assembly elections when PDP had sought votes from people in Kashmir to keep BJP away from power and BJP in Jammu sought votes to liberate Jammu from Kashmir. “There is no commonalty between the two. PDP promised to keep BJP away and BJP wanted to scrap the Article 370 and do whatever to give a government which is headed by Jammu leadership. But that has not happened,” he added.
Speaking about the current phase of unrest in Kashmir valley where people were subjected to extreme conditions since July 8, the MLA Kulgam said, “This is very unfortunate and tragic situation which people of Kashmir are facing primarily. Lot of bloodshed has taken place, lot of suffering has been faced by people of Kashmir and people of J&K on the whole.”