PDP allies with congress for Hill council, BJP infuriated


Kargil, Sept 18: The state BJP is silent on Kargil development, but the Kargil unit of the party has condemned the PDP’s decision to ally with the Congress in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil.

BJP’s Kargil unit has virtually raised revolt against the state leadership for ignoring people of the region and cautioned state leaders against deceitful tactics of coalition partner PDP.

Addressing a joint press conference at Kargil, BJP president of Kargil Mohammad Ali Majaz, former party president and senior leader Haji Mohammad Khuddama and spokesperson Subhan Jaffery said the PDP’s alliance with the Congress in the LAHDC, Kargil, was deception against the BJP as since both parties are in a coalition at the state level.

The Kargil Unit in their official handout also expressed surprise about how the state leadership does not know about  the Kargil development.

“Even our Deputy Chief Minister was not aware of it,” Jaffery said, adding that “the Kargil PDP, particularly Chairman, J&K Legislative Council, Haji Inayat Ali, always underestimated the BJP and ignored our invitation offers. He (Haji Inayat Ali) has never treated us as a coalition partner”.

Tsering Dorjay was not spared either of the criticism when the party spokesperson also criticised the Ladakh Affairs Minister, who also belongs to the BJP, saying “if this order of ignoring the local unit has been released from the Ladakh Affairs Ministry then the ministry will have to pay a huge price for it”.

PDP leader Kacho Ahmed, who had won election as an Independent candidate, got elected as the CEO of the prestigious LAHDC, Kargil, on Friday with the support of 11 Congress councillors and five Independents.

No state-level BJP leader was ready to come on record to react on the PDP’s alliance with the Congress in Kargil. And this indifferent attitude of state leaders has evoked strong reaction from the Kargil unit of the party.

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