Srinagar, Feb 22: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Muft, who was re-elected as PDP president for next three years, on Monday responded to the alleged “threat” by Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar, saying “let him do his work, I will do my job”
Soon after being re-elected as PDP chief, Mehbooba claimed that ordinary PDP work continues to repose faith in PDP and did not go with senior leaders who deserted the party.
“I don’t Understand Hindi, Please ask me question in Urdu,” Mehbooba said when asked about her future strategy by a reported in Hindi, one of the official languages incorporated by the centre recently.
“I think the workers have once again given me responsibility and I’m alive to it given the fact that we are in a different situation. The situation is difficult and there are many challenges before the state,” she said after the reported asked the question in Urdu.
“The PDP came into being to resolve the Kashmir issue, to make the situation better, to represent wishes and aspiration of the people. This will remain or agenda,” she said, adding, “The vision of late Mufti Sayeed was to make Kashmir a pull of peace between India and Pakistan and not the arena of war. We will continue to work this endeovor.”
Responding to a question by a reporter about the “straight forward threat” by the IGP Kashmir last week, Mehbooba said: “Let him do his work, I will do my job. Wherever there is oppression and atrocities, I will raise it. A father seeks body of his son which is denied to him. Elsewhere people at the last minute prevented abduction of the girl. I will have to raise the voice against the difficulties facing the people. If IGP feels that I am doing any unlawful act by raising these issues and I need to be arrested, let him do his duty.”
The IGP Kashmir last week warned the political mainstream leaders irrespective of stature of necessary action if they try instigate people on fake news or rumors and said that dossiers are ready and every activity is being recorded.
To a question that PAGD was making “hoax statement on 370 and statehood”, Mehbooba said: “Statehood is to be given by centre and not Mehbooba Mufti.”
She also claimed that a common PDP worker stands by the party as was “depicted” in the DDC elections. “Out of 60 seats, we won 30 and it shows that PDP is still alive and also shows that the senior PDP leaders who ran away could not take the ordinary worker with them.”