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Rubbishing the allegations of “opportunism” by its political rival, Bhartiya Janata Party, Congress hit out at the latter, saying that “power hungry” BJP is “unnerved” by the visit of Sonia Gandhi to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on the demise of her father and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
“BJP is always hungry for power and the party is unnerved by the visit of our respected party president Sonia Gandhi. Sonia ji visited the bereaved family of late Mufti Sahab to sympathise with them at the huge tragedy,” Congress spokesperson Ravinder Sharma told KNS.
“Mufti Sahab was a political leader whose role in the politics of the country cannot be forgotten ever. Besides being a Congress man, his political status in the country and the state, Mufti Sahab and his family have personal relations with Sonia ji. In this context, our president visited the family of Mufti Sahab, and sympathised with Mehbooba Mufti and the whole family,” Sharma said, adding the visit was “apolitical” and has “nothing to do with government formation”.
He said that the “visit of solidarity” has unnerved the BJP, the party which can sacrifice their ‘ideology and status’ for the sake of power.
“BJP is blaming our party for opportunism. But the same party kept aside its ‘ideology and big slogans’ and formed coalition government with PDP. It is ironic that the ‘party with a difference’ is blaming us of opportunism. BJP is getting exposed,” he said.
The Congress leader said that if the BJP claims that it has complete understanding with the PDP, then who stops it from forming the government.
“BJP is indulging in blame game and their role form the last many months has shown that the party has gone bankruptcy.”
The Congress was reacting to the BJP Rajya Sabha member, Shamsher Singh Manhas, blaming it of opportunism by cozying up to PDP to form government in JK in the wake of death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, whose demise dissolved the government as he was the elected head of the state.
Asked whether Congress party was mulling to support PDP, Sharma said that that party “was not in the process of government formation with PDP” as has been speculated in media.
“We expressed our sympathy with PDP and Mehbooba Mufti but media speculated that it was discussing government formation with PDP, which is wrong,” he said.
He said that the BJP which was demanding rotational chief minister and more portfolios from PDP “is now on back foot”.