SRINAGAR — The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti, on Wednesday complained that the leaders who quit her party recently preferred to stay in it when they were made ministers, MLAs and Rajya Sabha members.
She said those who quit would answer in a better way whether they left her party out of some pressure or something else.
Talking to reporters at her Gupkar residence, Mehbooba said that the question as to why PDP leaders were leaving should be posed to those who have left.
“How can I answer this question? Ask those who left. They didn’t leave when we made them ministers, MLAs and even Rajya Sabha members,” she said. “I don’t know whether they are leaving out of somebody’s pressure or something else. PDP is facing challenging times so is the J&K.”
About the recent directions on flag-hoisting on government buildings etc, the PDP chief said that the orders for the exercise reflect a sense of insecurity on part of the government of India vis-à-vis Kashmir. “I wonder why such orders are not issued anywhere in India and why in J&K only,” she said. (KNO)