Reacting to the statement of Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti wherein she had castigated NC for being in power with NDA after the Gujarat riots of 2002, National Conference while hitting back at PDP said that parting ways with NDA in 2002 would not have made any difference.
“What would have been the result by parting ways from Delhi government in 2002? Gujarat happened and people were killed. It was the incident of cold blooded murder of innocents. But our resignation from the centre would not have made any difference,” said NC leader Dr Mustafa Kamal.
He added that NC had put pressure on Vajpayee at the time of Gujarat riots but parting ways would not have helped the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “I want to clear that we were not the part of BJP but of NDA- several parties were associated with it in the formation of government at centre.”
While slapping PDP, Kamal remarked that whatever suits PDP- it says. “Sometimes they praise Modi and sometimes they vindicate that he was the culprit of Gujarat riots”
Pertinently, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday had said that NC continued to remain part of the NDA even after the Gujarat massacre and didn’t sacrifice the Minister of State’s job, which Omar Abdullah was holding in the Vajpayee government.