SRINAGAR: Stating that Delimitation Commission’s fresh proposal has increased alienation in Union Territory, National Conference president and Member Parliament Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said his party will fight elections in any case and it is too premature to say whether People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) will go for polls together.
Dr Abdullah said this while talking to reporters after the culmination of PAGD meeting.
“We will fight elections in any case,” he said, adding that it was too premature to comment whether PAGD will fight polls together. “But I tell you that once elections come, many people will join us to fight the polls.”
The NC president also stated that the recommendations made by the Delimitation Commission were biased. “Whatever they have advocated has in fact increased the alienation across J&K,” he claimed.
The MP alleged that the Commission has worked in favor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “I foresee that the plan is to get a resolution passed in favor of Article 370 in the J&K assembly and then BJP will itself take the case to the court and claim victory,” he said.
“The seats have been increased in a way which will benefit BJP and help it to win the elections,” he added.
The MP said he believes the ongoing battle between Russia and Ukraine will engulf the entire world. “There will be inflation and oil prices will skyrocket,” he said, adding that war never helped anyone. “I hope that better sense prevails.”
Earlier the PAGD said claims of the ruling party are nothing but a bunch of lies. It challenged the BJP to counter the alliance on facts.
PAGD met at Gupkar residence of NC President, and its members such as PDP chief Mehboboa Mufti, ANC vice president Muzaffar Shah, MY Tarigami and Justice Hasnain Masoodi were present.
Tarigami who is a spokesperson of the PADG said they will continue to stick to their stand that re-organization act is unconstitutional and illegal. “We continue to say that the August 5, 2019 decision of rolling back Article 370 is unconstitutional. A historic state of J&K was sliced into two halves. It was nothing but a humiliation for every single citizen of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh,” he said.
He also wondered why seven seats were increased and not one or nine. “We appeal to the people of India to listen to their conscience and understand the pain of the people of J&K,” he concluded.