Mehbooba warns New Delhi of dire consequences if it tries to break PDP

Mehbooba warns New Delhi of dire consequences if it tries to break PDP

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned New Delhi against any attempt to break her party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government in the state.

“If New Delhi will try to repeat 1987 which gave birth to Mohammad Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salhuuddin (chief of Hizbul Mujahideen based in Pakistan) and JKLF chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik” and break the PDP it will have more dangerous consequences”, she told reporters after paying floral tributes to martyrs of 1931 at Naqashband sahib shrine in the downtown today.

“If in 1987 one Salahuddin and Yaseen Malik were born due to interference by New Delhi, today the situation will be more worse”, she warned.

She said without the approval of New Delhi there could not be any horse trading. “My party is united”, she said but added that there are could be problems in a house which could be resolved amicably within the house. But, she said if New Delhi will try to interfere this time and break the PDP like it did in 1987 when peoples vote in favour of then Muslim United Front (MUF) was crushed, there could be very dangerous consequences, she warned.

Ms Mehbooba had to resign as chief minister after alliance partner BJP pulled out from the coalition government last year. However, immediately after her resignation, about four MLAs of her party openly revolted against her functioning and alleged that she was encouraging her relatives, including brother, who was a minister in the coalition government.

Governor's rule was imposed in the state but the Assembly was put under suspended animation which gave birth to suspicion that it was done on the advice of centre so that BJP could indulge in horse trading and form a government. Almost all political parties, barring BJP, have demanded dissolution of the Assembly and holding fresh elections at an appropriate time when situation becomes conducive. (UNI)