Srinagar, December 2: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday stated that had it been their party’s government in the Valley, the Assembly would not have dissolved two years before the tenure.
He claimed that his party is not hungry for power, but for the interest of people, his party had decided to align with People’s Democratic Party and Congress to form a government, so that they can prevent Governor Satya Pal Malik from what he is doing now. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Turns J&K Bank Into PSU, Opposition Calls It Attack on Autonomy
Speaking with the media persons in Baramulla, he said, “Ultimately people have to decide what's to be done. We were never hungry for power. PDP, NC and Congress have different paths but we came together. Why? You see what condition J&K bank is in today. It would never have been the case had our government been there.”
Making sharp attacks at the PDP-BJP alliance, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief mister said that the Mehbooba Mufti’s government was bound to collapse. Abdullah said, “We didn't want to form a government because we wanted to enjoy power, we wanted to protect all that which the Governor is doing now. We wanted to defend 35A, this government was not going to sustain for long, it had to topple one day and elections had to be done.”
The NC chief was of the opinion that NC stands for a better relationship between India and Pakistan. Abdullah said, “National Conference stands for all those paths which lead to Indo-Pak friendship. I believe friendship between the two nations is most important for this state. The day friendly relations begin between the two nations, Kashmir issue will be resolved on its own.”