A day after Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzaffar Baig reportedly stated that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should resign as she “failed to control” the volatile situation, National Panthers Party leader Bhim Singh on Friday said his comments reflect division within the party as there is growing resentment among PDP members against the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Speaking to ANI, Singh said, “There is no doubt that the PDP has become internally divided and now there is a going resentment within the party because they let the BJP-RSS to dominate them, which most of the leaders are feeling. Baig is not the only one. It means that a rift is within the party. We will get to see the outcome within two-three days. Now, I think the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has gone out of control from the hands of the Chief Minister.”
“I think people will now revolt against the BJP and RSS. Baig was a senior member and former deputy chief minister, who was close to Mohammed Mufti, and his comments prove that the PDP is incapable to run the government,” he added.
Speaking to ANI on Thursday, Baig suggested that it would be better for the BJP-PDP alliance to part ways if the coalition cannot fulfill the agenda on which it was formed.
“We joined hands with the BJP, which is correct, because the people of the nation elected it and so did the people of Jammu. Nobody protested on the day, we formed a government, because the people of the state trusted us that we will fulfill all the promises we made and would work according to the proposed agenda. And now, the BJP-PDP alliance must introspect whether we are fulfilling all the promises,” said Baig.
“It shouldn’t be like that the alliance came into existence, but there is no consensus between the two leaderships. I will urge both the parties that after the unrest ends they should talk out things. The coalition went fine, the agreement which was made was good, but unfortunately we could not follow the agreement that well. So, it is better to fulfill promises or part ways,” he added.
As Kashmir entered the third month of unrest, fresh protest were reported in the valley which left more than 60 people injured during rallies held in Srinagar on Wednesday.
The valley is on the boil ever since the security forces killed Burhan Wani, a militant commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, which led to a cycle of violence that claimed around 100 lives and left more than thousands, including security forces, injured.