Cong Pulls Up NCís Kamaal For Interlocutor Remarks26 November 2011
Srinagar: The state Congress on Friday lashed out at coalition partner National Conference for one of its top leaders making disparaging comments against New Delhiís interlocutors for Kashmir. The state vice-president of the Congress, Ghulam Nabi Monga, targeted his ire at senior NC leader and MLA, Dr. Mustafa Kamaal, for criticising the role and need of the interlocutors. Kamaalís comments run contrary to the views of his brother, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, who is a union minister in the Congress-led coalition at the centre, and the stand of the chief minister, who happens to be his (Dr. Kamaalís) nephew. Not to speak of the general sentiment in the NC, Dr. Kamaalís acerbic remarks signify a deep rift and collision of views in Kashmirís ruling family. In his attack, Monga said that Kamaalís remark that New Delhi had betrayed the NC was irresponsible. Reminding the scion of the Abdullah family of the accord between his father and Indira Gandhi in 1975, Monga said that Kamaal should understand that it was because of the support of the Congress that the NC was in power in the state, and his brother was a union minister. He said that such statements were aimed at creating serious differences between the NC and the Congress and adversely impacting the functioning of the coalition government.