Talking at a press convention, Lone — who had staked declare to type the federal government minutes earlier than Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the Meeting — stated, “We had the numbers, however we’ve got accepted the governor’s determination. We are actually prepared for contemporary elections.”
Lone claimed that PDP — which had additionally staked declare to type the federal government on Wednesday — does not have the numbers. “Allow them to go to court docket. I’d have confirmed my majority if given an opportunity,” he stated.
Lone had approached the governor claiming that he had the assist of the 25-legislator robust BJP and “greater than 18” different lawmakers. On his understanding with the BJP, he stated, “If aligning with BJP is a criminal offense, then it’s Nationwide Convention chief Omar Abdullah who first dedicated this crime. He was as soon as the poster boy of NDA. ‘Madam Sahiba’ (PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti) was additionally in energy with them for three years. However once we do it, it is mistaken.”
He asserted that the Peoples Convention is a regional celebration with “regional aspirations”, whereas PDP and Nationwide Convention have been two dynastic events which got here collectively treating Jammu and Kashmir like their fiefdom.
“We’re right here as part of a wrestle. Now some will say that I’m additionally a dynast. My father was in jail for 10 years. I used to be additionally in jail. I’ve come from the bottom. I’ve made a troublesome transition,” he stated. “A dynasty’s inherent trait is to centralise energy. I believe our largest problem is we aren’t capable of decentralise our enterprise and authorities guidelines. That is why you may see cash is piled up and never spent. Plus, ideologically, they (PDP and Nationwide Convention) are mendacity to folks. I can promise you, what I say in Delhi, will not be totally different from what I say in Srinagar.”
He lashed out at Mufti and Abdullah for questioning the governor’s transfer. “For the previous 5 months, they have been demanding dissolution of the Meeting. Why are they crying now?” he requested.
The PDP-NC-Congress is but to announce if they are going to be approaching court docket in opposition to the dissolution of the Meeting. Whereas Abdullah has stated the PDP will take the ultimate name on the matter, each NC and Congress have stated they are going to assist the PDP in court docket.
With inputs from PTI