Why Mehbooba requests Farooq Abdullah for all party meet?
By Muzamil Ahmad Bhat
Srinagar: Recently PDP president and Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that Government of India should not even think of tinkering with article 35 A and warned them of dangerous consequences. She has been very vocal against BJP in the recent past as she is feeling the rout on the ground due to her alliance with BJP. Mehbooba is all out to behave as semi-separatist again in order to gain the foot hold in Kashmir especially in South Kashmir.
In this direction she is playing hot and cold main opponent in Kashmir that is National Conference. the day she appealed Dr. Farooq Abdullah to hold all party meet in Kashmir over the growing slide in the situation due to rumours and reports that Central Government will strike down article 35 A, on the same day PDP came out with statement accusing National Conference of trying to facilitate BJP in Kashmir to remove special status in order to get power back. In the present circumstances when National Conference feels after they got three parliamentary seats in Kashmir valley that they will come back to power if the state assembly elections are held, PDP is trying to survive on ground.
Mehbooba Mufti knows that she is still the face of PDP and remain relevant on the ground she is trying her best to give a feeling to the people of Kashmir that she will fight head on with New Delhi if they will do anything with special status of J&K state. Farooq Abdullah and his son omar Abudllah want to show to the people of Kashmir that they were the real champions to fight against growing influence of BJP over Kashmir. But in the given circumstances if New Delhi will really go ahead and scrap article 35 A, it would be very difficult for the mainstream political parties like National Conference and PDP to remain relevant on ground. Even the people who are regarded as close to centre in Kashmir politics have already said that government of India should desist from inflicting any damage to the special status of the state.
Mehbooba in the present circumstances is trying her best to show that she is going to be the leader of any agitation if ignited by any move of the centre in Kashmir. Her call to National Conference for a united response to any New Delhi move stems from the fact that Mehbooba is desperate to remain relevant in Kashmir politics after her brief experiment to collide with BJP for power.