National Conference will be the first to seek BJP’s aid with a ‘Begging Bowl’: Sajad Lone
The J&K People’s Conference on Wednesday criticized the National Conference (NC) saying the party will be “the first one to go with a begging bowl” to the BJP and “compromise the respect and identity” of Kashmiris “whenever and if ever” assembly elections are held.
He said the NC has allied with the BJP in the past and will do it again in the future due to their own compulsions and constraints “given the serious cases against the father and son”.
Lone, according to a PC statement issued here, said this while addressing a workers’ meeting in the Trehgam constituency. On the occasion, the PC president reiterated the party’s commitment towards serving the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
“People’s Conference is the only alternative that will work for the betterment of the people,” he said, adding, “The party aims to provide a new perspective on governance and leadership. PC’s agenda is to prioritize the welfare of the people over political interests, and our policies are centered on the needs of the common people.”
Lone further emphasized the need to address the concerns faced by contractors in Jammu & Kashmir, saying he will be writing a letter to the Prime Minister and Home Minister to address the problems faced by contractors regarding verification by the CID.
“The current administration needs to understand that there was an era of revenge in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the past decades. Most people labelled as OGWs in previous NC regimes were basically political workers of opposition parties and must not be punished for their political beliefs,” he added.
He further questioned “the legality of punishing a father or son for the deeds of their family members”, saying, “This goes against the law of natural justice and individual rights”. “Nowhere in the world is there a law that punishes individuals for the deeds of their family members. The Prime Minister and Home Minister must take a closer look at such issues faced by contractors and common people. Such practices are against the law of natural justice and individual rights and should not be upheld in a democratic society,” Lone said.