PDP not motivating central govt for talks as it fears losing power: Abdullah

25 May 2017

Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today alleged that the ruling PDP was not "motivating" the central government led by its ally BJP to have dialogue with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir as it feared losing power. The former chief minister claimed that the PDP leadership was not willing to annoy the BJP and was implementing all the "orders" from Delhi as well as Nagpur, a reference to the RSS headquarters.Abdullah was addressing an "extra-ordinary" meeting of the party legislators which deliberated upon the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley and the Centre's "hardened approach".
The PDP and the BJP run a coalition government in the state.
"It was the duty of the PDP to motivate the central government for dialogue to restore normalcy and resolve the Kashmir (problem). But, unfortunately the state government has miserably failed in doing so," he told the meeting here.
"They (PDP leaders) think by pressing for dialogue, the BJP leadership will get annoyed which can result in losing the chair," said the NC leader.He said unless an attempt is made to resolve the Kashmir issue, the people of the state would continue to face uncertainty, fear and unrest."For the sake of power, the PDP is implementing whatever orders they are getting from Nagpur and Delhi. This government is implementing these orders faithfully," he said.(PTI)