Transfer of Power Projects: ‘Union Power Minister has Exposed PDP, Yet Again’



Powerhouse or money bank!
Powerhouse or money bank!

National Conference on Friday said Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal’s remarks during a press interaction regarding the J&K Government’s alleged demand for the return of power projects had yet again “exposed” ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its “politics of treachery, lies and deceit”.

NC Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi in a aprtay statement said, “the Union Government’s categorical refusal to even review the demand of returning power projects to the State was unacceptable and highlighted the leitmotif of the PDP-BJP Alliance.”

“This is the second time when the Union Power Minister has himself categorically rejected the demand for the return of power projects to J&K. This happened earlier when the Union Power Minister was chairing a meeting in Gulmarg in the presence of the State’s Finance Minister – who refused to utter a single word in opposition to this arbitrary rejection of a just and rational demand. Now, this time around as well PDP as well as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti have chosen to remain completely silent, thereby validating this refusal as an accessory,” the NC Chief Spokesperson said.

“Every single promise made by PDP ahead of elections and then consequently in its Agenda of Alliance with the BJP has been shattered to ensure that first Late Mufti Sahab and now Mehbooba Mufti remains in the Chief Minister’s chair, come what may. To further their own personal and political ambitions, PDP’s leadership has bartered all just demands and rights of this State to the BJP. What is Mehbooba Mufti doing sitting in the CM’s chair when her demands and promises have been rejected and are being rejected in such a casual, contemptuous manner by her own alliance partner? This is a matter of shame for PDP,” the NC Chief Spokesperson added.

“The Chief Minister should speak up and express her disapproval of such arbitrary statements from the Union Government. Her deliberate silence on issues vital for the State’s prosperity and dignity has lowered the stature of the Chief Minister’s office and threatens the State’s special status. This was a demand and a promise she used to attain political power and the rejection of this demand by her own alliance partner speaks volumes about PDP and Mehbooba Mufti,” Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi further stated.

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