A TALE OF TWO PRESS CONFERENCES

 

By: Prabhdeep singh Bijral & Aakriti Raina

Two capital cities of Jammu & Kashmir today witnessed two press conferences one at Srinagar and other at Jammu. The conferences in question were held by President PDP at Srinagar & President women’s wing PDP at Jammu. Mehbooba Mufti in her statement without mincing words said that she was very reluctant in continuing with the alliance, which was forged by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, after his death she wanted to get some conditions to be fulfilled by BJP who according to her were very desperate to form Govt. and would have accepted any and every condition which she would have to put forth, but few leaders without naming them of her party, obviously influential leaders colluded with BJP in Delhi and at Nagpur and thus to avoid any split in the party. She very reluctantly formed the Govt. with BJP. She admitted that BJP accepted her conditions and it was the agenda of PDP which was carried forward during her tenure as Chief Minister that was probably the reason according to her that BJP withdrew from the alliance.

 

And in Jammu Ms. Safina Baig asked a journalist to leave the conference when confronted with some uncomfortable questions. When she was asked about the double standards of PDP regarding Police investigations according to their conveniences, she lashed out and blamed previous Govt.’s led by National conference of intimidating youth to pick guns, to which an obvious counter question was put forth that why then PDP was willing to form Government with NC to which Safina Baig lashed at the journalist and asked him to leave the conference, which in all cases was uncalled for.

The  PDP apparently is jittery about the leaders leaving the fold and instead of soul searching or looking inwards are blaming every other party for their debacle. The diametrically opposite conduct of Ex CM Mehbooba Mufti when in power and otherwise is a typical case of political hypocrisy, which more or less has become the general behavior pattern of political leaders and parties.

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