An interesting development took place in the state assembly on Saturday when Abdul Haq Khan, Rural development Minister, suggested NC lawmaker Abdul Rashid Larmi to take his seat. The response surprised house.
“Do not try to become the Deputy Chief Minister,” Larmi reacted. “You are an Ikhwani and I know you well.”
Larmi’s reaction was over Khan’s failure to intervene even when Larmi was sitting in the well of the house for more than two hours.
“I have never been a militant,” Khan started explaining his position. “This is untrue.”
This led to a barrage of reaction. Mohammad Akbar Lone said he can prove that Khan was a top militant of al-Barak outfit. “He had lunch at my residence as a leader of this outfit,” Lone said. He told Khan to prove it wrong. “He was also running al-Jehad at one point of time.”
The last intervention came from Usman Majid. He said since he was a militant he knew that Khan was a militant too. “I will resign if it is proved that I had links with militancy in the past,” said Khan.
Meanwhile, PDP lawmaker Javed Mustafa Mir got up and shouted, “We all were militants. Now we are in the mainstream. Move on…”
Mir’s temper was already high after his verbal dual with the Congress’s G M Saroori.
“Why not we request the DGP to investigate it,” Lone said in his typical style. “Milk will separate from water.”