Srinagar, April 4: Taking a dig at Tariq Hamid Karra for terming present dispensation as communal, People’s Democratic Party legislator from Srinagar’s Zadibal Constituency Abid Hussain Ansari Tuesday said that it was Mr Karra who talked to BJP point man Ram Madhav on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. “I don’t know who Ram Madhav is but Tariq Hamid Karra knows Madhav well. It was Karra who with regard to government formation in Jammu and Kashmir talked to Ram Madhav and completed all the formalities and modalities. It was Karra who persuaded reluctant Mehbooba to renew alliance with BJP. Where his conscience had gone then, when he held dozens of meeting with top brass of BJP to pave way for the PDP-BJP Government formation in the State,” Ansari told news agency CNS adding that Karra was demanding Finance portfolio and his resignation was not surprising at all.
“For over two months after the death Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, our party leader Mehbooba Mufti maintained silence over government formation. It was Tariq Hamid Karra who played a key role and requested Mehbooba Mufti to go ahead with BJP. Was BJP then secular when he (Karra) held closed door meetings with the top leaders of BJP? How BJP became communal for him after his resignation,” Ansari questioned and revealed that it was again Tariq Hamid Karra who joined hands with BJP to nominate few PDP leaders as Rajya Sabha members.
Ansari also castigated Farooq Abdullah for terming PDP-BJP alliance as communal. “BJP for Farooq Abdullah was not untouchable and communal when he adjusted his son Omar Abdullah in Central Cabinet. Now BJP is untouchable because Abdullah’s are out of power. Same Abdullah is hugging Congress now that his party once termed as worms of the gutter,” he said.
Responding to a question, Abdi Ansari said that PDP is not going to implement BJP agenda in Kashmir. “Both PDP and BJP have an agenda of development and that agenda will be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. (CNS)