Srinagar: National Conference (NC) Vice-President and former Chief Minister Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah said that Mehbooba Mufti’s brother even did not considered her worthy for the vote.
Omar made these remarks while addressing a workers convention in the Khandipahaari area of Hom shaalibugh area of South Kashmir.
His comments have come after reports emerged that Mehbooba’s family members desisted from casting votes in the first phase of polls held for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency held on April 23.
“Former Cabinet Minister & brother of Mehbooba, Tasaduq Mufti didn’t cast his own vote in her favour because even he didn’t found her worthy now to represent South Kashmir’s people in the largest house of India,” Omar said while addressing the rally.
“When Mehbooba wasn’t able to get the vote of her own brother, how the people of district Anantnag were going to vote in her favour”.
He said that Anantnag is the same constituency from which Mehbooba won Assembly by-polls in 2017 with a margin of over 12000 votes and “today she wasn’t even able to get 1000 votes in her favour”.
Omar said PDP’s anti-people policies and alliance with BJP became the reason behind low voter turnout of District Anantnag in general and Mehbooba’s hometown Bijbehra in particular.
“National Conference can go to any extent in safeguarding Articles 370 & 35 A. That is why we have fielded Justice Masoodi who not only has given landmark judgment regarding Article 370 but can speak and defend it as well in the Parliament of India,” he said.
Senior NC leaders Basharat Bukhari Nasir Aslam Wani,Basheer Veeri, Tanvir Sadiq and party’s candidate Justice Hasnain Masoodi were also present during the rally.