After a revival of ties with the party leadership, Member Parliament Tariq Hamid Karra is back to his mode of boycott. The latest was Monday when the PDP heavyweight boycotted oath taking ceremony of Ms Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu.
In recent past, Karra was seen along with Ms Mufti, the development seen as apparent indication of Mehbooba reaching to ‘disgruntled leader’ for reconciliation.
Sources said that before meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mehbooba called upon Karra in an attempt to get him back in party fold. The step taken well by Karra, he was along with Ms Mufti in meeting of electing legislature party leader for whole day.
After that Karra along with Muzaffar Hussain Beigh accompanied party president to governor for claiming the stake of government formation.
However, responding to today’s boycott, Karra told NDTV, “I had a meeting Mehbooba Ji till late last night. I wanted three ministers who have played a dubious role and are responsible for the failure of Mufti Mohammad Saeed to be dropped.”
Karra had alleged that “they plotted to form government in alliance with the BJP without Ms Mufti as she refused to take oath for three months after her father’s death”.
Pertinently, former Minister for PWD, Altaf Bukhari, was shown door.
This probably has not gone well with Karra as he wanted “all of three” to be not included in the ministry. He is back in his zone of boycott.
Meanwhile, Independent legislator and MLA Langate, Er Rasheed, Monday lambasted PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra for his “inconsistency” over his stand on alliance between PDP and BJP.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed said, “The Man who was talking about sentiments, aspirations and rights of Kashmiri people, accusing and abusing BJP for its communal and anti-Kashmir policies and advising PDP to snap its ties with the BJP, is now astonishingly boycotting the oath ceremony for the reason that why new faces were not inducted in Mehbooba Mufti’s Cabinet.”
“May Karra explain what changed from past two months that persuaded him to not only support the alliance but he seemed instrumental in patching the alliance between PDP and BJP,” Rasheed said. “Karra owes an explanation that what happened to his tall promises and sermons while he was calling BJP untouchable day in and day out and was trying to prove himself as a pioneer of Kashmiri interests.”
Rasheed asked Karra to “reveal what persuaded him to first fall in line with Miss Mehbooba and then he had to back track, citing a very irrelevant reason.”
“Karra would have liked to exploit the sentiments of Kashmiris yet again after boycotting the oath ceremony and citing the reason that BJP is unholy and untouchable but he had already exposed himself and is proving to be another Mehboob Baig of Kashmir Politics. Karra needs to remember that Kashmiris will now neither get impressed by his confusing and suspicious politics, nor will forgive Mehbooba Mufti for the cheapest sell-out,” Rasheed said in the statement.