Srinagar, July 14: A month after BJP pulled of Jammu and Kashmir government alliance, Mehbooba Mufti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is facing a massive revolt. Notably, at least five legislators of PDP on Thursday slammed Mehbooba Mufti for blaming PM Modi-led BJP government for internal conflict.
MLA Baramulla Javaid Hassan Beg, who was accompanied with MLA Pattan Imran Ansari, MLA Noorabad Abdul Majid Padder and two MLCs at the press conference said, "One she has tried to give an impression that the institution is up for sale that anyone can buy them. Second, she has tried to label us that we are dancing to someone's tunes. This is like putting us before the lynch mob, this can put our families and workers at risk."
Beg further condemned Mehbooba's statement in which she claimed that any attempt to break the PDP would lead to 1987-like situation and have dangerous consequences. Launching a scathing attack on Mehbooba Mufti Beg said, "Does she think that the MLAs would commit a sellout of the nation? She has created a situation as if we are separatists and our supporters and voters are like Hurriyat or militants. There is nothing like that. We consider the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India as final.”
In the end, all the rebel leaders rubbished any suggestion that the rebellion with the PDP had anything to do with government formation with BJP. Raising a voice together, the PDP rebel leader said that they consider the "accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India as final."
Earlier in the day, Mehbooba Mufti blamed Delhi for internal rumbling in PDP. She said, "My party is strong, there are differences which can be resolved. However, if there are any attempts to engineer a split in the PDP like it was done in 1987 to commit robbery on people's vote and to crush the MUF (Muslim United Front), the results will be extremely dangerous."
A month before, BJP pulled of Jammu and Kashmir government alliance after repeated attacks on forces and civilians along with the soft approach of PDP towards terrorism. After this, Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Chief Minister and then President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to the imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.