Srinagar, Nov 17: Peoples Democratic Party is trying to blame its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party for failing to deliver as PDP leaders are trying to create a notion that they have got nothing to do with the corruption prevalent in the system and the controversies being raked by the leaders of the saffron party.
“The so-called war against corruption has gone for a toss as the allegations about corruption are galore. No one is even taking the cognizance of these complaints as everyone seems busy,” opined an analyst.
Recently the PDP general secretary Nizamuddin Bhat admitted that corruption is prevalent in the state and a campaign should be launched to wipe it out from the system. “Bhat tried to create a notion that his party is clean whereas their coalition partner (BJP) is responsible for the mess. He didn’t name anyone but made a veiled reference towards the BJP,” the analyst added.
Interacting with party workers in Jammu, Bhat said it is because of the corruption that social ethos built on morality and ethics are coming under stress and institutions established for public service have not yielded desired results. “PDP should seek public support to establish a judicious system and ensure harmonious growth and development commensurate to resources used and efforts put in,” Bhat said.
He claimed that despite PDP putting in all the efforts to wipe out corruption from the system situation continues to be grim.
A Kashmir watcher said that statement of Nizamuddin Bhat is a “candid admission” about the fact that nothing has changed in the past three years. “By projecting that PDP is clean Bhat is trying to control the damage which has already been done. PDP leaders know it very well that half of the time has already passed and only three more years are left that too if the PDP-BJP coalition completes its full term. “The future of the PDP-BJP in Jammu and Kashmir is uncertain as the threat to Article 35-A is still there. The petitions against Article 35-A, which provides special rights to J&K citizens, in the Apex Court are waiting to be heard. Supreme Court cannot keep on deferring the hearing on these petitions forever. Today or tomorrow these petitions would come up for hearing, ” he added.
On the other hand BJP national leaders are reiterating that Article 370, which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir has to be scrapped. “If BJP feels that it may lose ground in 2019 parliamentary polls it won’t mind sacrificing this Article (370) and walking out an alliance with PDP in J&K,” the Kashmir watcher opined.
He said, “PDP leaders are aware about all these facts and as a facing measure they are trying to project their party as neat and clean. They are trying to shift the blame on BJP. They (PDP) leaders are trying to regain the lost ground. They know it very well that government has not lived upto the expectations of the people and they need a way out.”