PAGD Leadership Failed To Act Against Seat Sharing Agreement Violators : PDP MP Fayaz8 January 2021
Kashmir News Service
Srinagar: Member Parliament and senior PDP leader Fayaz Ahmed Mir today accused National Conference of fielding their DDC candidates on the seats alloted to them in Kupwara by PAGD leadership. 'On 14 seats in Kupwara, like Hyama, Karnah, Ridi, Kralpora, Drugmulla, everywhere they fielded their candidates going against the PAGD decision. When PAGD took a decision about fighting the joint election, I and Bashir Ahmed Dar ex MLA and National Conference leader also decided to adhere to the decision for the bigger cause. But National Conference fielded candidates on all the 14 seats,' he told 'Kashmir News Service' (KNS). 'In every constituency there were proxy candidates. Gupkar alliance knows everything. They should have taken the action,' he said. When asked does he blames PDP leadership also, he said, ' Whatever the decisions were taken by PAGD leadership were not adhered on the ground. All of us nominated proxy candidates. What was the fun of PAGD then. We were given one seat in Handwara and Karnah each and no seat in Kupwara, Karnah. In Karnah NC nominated their proxy candidate. we were given two seats in Lolab, but at both places NC nominated it's own candidates' Responding to a question, he said, ' My intention to tore my shirt in parliament was my protest against holding the whole population of Kashmir at gun point after abrogation of Article 370. I asked home minister to fire at me. Then we were removed from Parliament' He added that at some places PAGD seat sharing agreement was adhered but at most of the places it was not adhered and PAGD leadership should have taken against those responsible for violations. On being asked why all PAGD leadership is maintaining silence now after DDC polls, ' People here have always been deceived. But this time through mainstream parties. If you boast of unification for the cause, then you leaders, MLAs, MPs don't adhere to the decision. Are not they deceiving people? Are not we again pushing people to quagmire?' He clarified that they won't even discuss statehood as it has been promised in Parliament. ' They have to give statehood at any cost. Article 370 was given by this country not Pakistan..this is not a crime to talk about Article 370.we will talk about our rights.' On being asked whether he blamed the party president Mehbooba Mufti for the poor performance of PDP, he said, ' If anything happens in a home, it's head is blamed. As far as Mehboba G is concerned, she is not to be blamed for it. Yes the vision of Mufti sb to pull out this state from Quagmire has stalled by our leaders. This is the reason we are showing downward performance after every election. Mehbooba G can speak better on it'