Srinagar, December 6
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed surprise over the changing stand of some politicians. She said her party and Government have maintained consistent stand on the issues and regretted some seasoned politicians changing their postures in and out of power.
The Chief Minister was interacting with media persons on the sidelines of a function here today.
Replying to a question about yesterday’s statement of National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah, the Chief Minister said the very statement has established his party’s role in the turmoil of past five months. She said that she has maintained during the past five months that criminal elements had infiltrated into the Kashmir’s public domain that were getting people killed, properties destroyed and above all giving the otherwise sober society of Kashmir a bad name.
Mehbooba Mufti reminded Dr Abdullah of his earlier statements and positions vis a vis Kashmir, Pakistan and Hurriyat Conference when he was in power saying his positions depend on which side of the chair he has been. She said this is also not to forget also when Omar Abdullah as Minister of State for External Affairs in previous BJP led Government went around globally propagating Pakistan as a country aiding and abetting terrorism.
The Chief Minister said it was unfortunate when the leader of the oldest political party of the State should console people and ask for restraint, he was just provoking his cadre to aid and abet violence when people of Kashmir have realized its futility and have suffered huge losses financially, physically, educationally and emotionally. She said it has been very unfortunate trait of the said party that they keep chanting Kashmir and other issues of people but once in power they not only forget the miseries of people but also threaten of bombing Pakistan and drowning the Kashmiri leaders in Jhelum and above all thrusting people with untold miseries.
Mehbooba Mufti said the people of Kashmir having suffered a lot understand such political gimmickry and won’t fall prey to such things.