National Conference instead of addressing the issues raised by Sajad Lone of People’s Conference while leaving the platform of PAGD has said that his exit has not any impact on the aims and objectives set by this political platform.
The statement given by the senior National Conference leader recently has shown that the National Conference is refusing to work for unity and they are still suffering from the arrogance of power which remained with them for decades.
The wisdom demands that whatever the reasons behind pulling out of Sajad Lone from PAGD, the platform must come clean on the issues raised by him in the letter which is in the domain of media.
Proxy candidates were fielded during the recent DCC elections and it really hurt the prospects of PAGD to emerge as a powerful political voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Why and how proxy candidates were fielded is a question which has answers more with National Conference and also to some extent with CPIM Kashmir unit then with any other constituents of PAGD.
Being the son of Farooq Abdullah or former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir does not insulate Omar Abdullah from being asked valid questions about the DDC elections and about the proxy candidates.
It is better for the National Conference to come with a detailed response then trying to defend Omar Abdullah over the distribution of tickets during the DDC polls.
Omar Abdullah cannot absolve himself from this criticism as everyone knows that he was the main mover and shaker within his party for the distribution of tickets and was having a lot of influence over his father for the fielding of candidates from the National Conference.