National Conference hits out at Mehbooba

National Conference hits out at MehboobaThe National Conference (NC) today condemned killing of civilians in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and lashed out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, accusing her of abdicating “responsibilities during such a grave situation”.
In a joint statement issued by senior NC leaders, the party said the Chief Minister chose “her own political and personal PR in New Delhi” and left the state government “directionless and rudderless while four innocent lives have already been lost in the last two days”.
“Rather than immediately flying back to Srinagar to take stock of the situation and prevent any further loss of lives, Mehbooba Mufti’s decision to continue remaining in New Delhi to meet central BJP leaders is another sad reminder of her misplaced and self-seeking priorities and those of her party,” the party leaders said.
The NC leaders accused Mehbooba of being “more interested in guarding her own chair” than tackling the developing situation in the Valley. “There is complete chaos and disarray in the state administration as the Chief Minister has failed to uphold key responsibility of personally supervising such a serious situation,” said the statement.
The party leaders condemned Mehbooba’s remarks that slain youth were “poor people” and should be economically compensated.
NC leaders accused the Chief Minister of “blatantly denigrating” the families of victims “after choosing to abandon the state in the middle of such a grim situation”.
“Mehbooba Mufti’s excitement at meeting the Union Defence Minister is of little relevance to the state and especially the grieving families of the slain youth. This situation required the CM to be in Srinagar rather than celebrating an audience with the Defence Minister in New Delhi,” the party said.