'What Is Left To Sell Out', PDP

21 February 2015
Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party Saturday lashed out at Omar Abdullah, who had accused Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of being a sell-out to the BJP on Friday, saying the National Conference 'has left nothing to sell out'. 'What have they left for sell out here,' PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar said when asked about party's take about the Omar's tweet targeting Mufti. 'They have given in writing that we can't make any amendment to the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir without the consent of the president of India, after late Sheikh Abdullah signed the accord (with Indira Gandhi) in July 1975,' Akhtar said. Akhtar also accused National Conference of handing over Dulhasti and seven other power projects to NHPC. 'They were given by Farooq sahib (NC president Farooq Abdullah) to NDA for Omar's job. They put a ban on Shahtoosh as such they have not left anything for sell out,' he said. Naeem, however, said that there was need to secure whatever 'autonomy' was left with the state within the ambit of Indian constitution. 'We are happy that through this delay (on government formation), people were educated that there is need to secure things which have been given by constitution of India and our own constitution. We promise to uphold it,' he said. Omar had on Friday written on Twitter, 'Dear Mufti Sahib, please don't say you won't 'sell out' because you've already done that by helping BJP in the elections.' 'You (Sayeed) already 'sold out' by demanding Art 370 status-quo when you had sold 'Self Rule' to people in J&K, please stop playing the martyr,' he had said.