Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met on Monday over the worsening law and order situation in the Valley, senior People’s Democratic Party leader and former deputy CM Muzaffar Hussain Baig said Mehbooba should “go back to the people,” instead of “sticking to the alliance” with BJP.
Mediocre coalition govt makes PDP appear more ‘loserish’
News18 reported, Baig said the PDP has been “the loser in the coalition” as it has “lost more political capital than the BJP”.
“There is disenchantment, inexperience and lack of commitment in the present coalition government. Mehbooba has to take a hard view of it,” said Baig.
“If she doesn’t find the coalition functional, she should not stick to it. She should go back to the people and try earning their trust again.” he added.
Baig said it was wrong to compare today’s BJP with that of the Atal Behari Vajpayee era. Terming Modi “more powerful than anyone before him,” Baig said, the PDP-led state government “has done very little to utilise the funds”.
Tarigami suggests Mehboboba to quit coalitition before its too late
He alleged that the BJP-led government at the Centre has adopted a strategy of “using force to suppress the Kashmiri people to serve their cynical political interests of advancing the Hindutva agenda and making Kashmir an issue for rousing feelings of Hindu nationalism in the rest of the country”.