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CM ‘hand in glove’ with BJP: NC

13 August, 2017

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) today accused Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of being “hand in glove” with the BJP and other affiliates of the RSS to strike down Article 35A and threatened to “mount united and strong opposition” to defend the state’s special status.

“Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was hand in glove with the BJP and other affiliates of the RSS in concerted efforts to strike down Article 35A and revoke the state’s special status,” two senior NC leaders said in a joint statement.

NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar and its provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani also warned that the opposition party would “not hesitate to protest in every nook and corner” of the state if the PDP-BJP government continued with its “nefarious plan to attack the state’s special status.”

The possibility of scrapping of Article 35A has united the parties across the political divide in the region with mainstream as well as separatist groups issuing threats and warning of protests in defence of the state’s special status.