Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti used two important words ‘disturbance’ and ‘garbage’ while addressing her workers on the death anniversary of her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed at Bijbehar town of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Party insiders said that Mehbooba used ‘garbage’ for deserters while ‘disturbance’ for those leaders who still create ruckus inside the party.
So for Basharat Bukhari, Imran Raza Ansari, Abid Hussain Ansari, Abas Wani, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Haseeb Drabu, Pir Muhammad Hussain, Saifuddin Bhat, Yasir Reshi, Mehboob Iqbal, Raja Ajaz Ali, Asghar Ali, Bashir Runiyal and others have deserted the party.
If inside sources are to be believed there are still couple of leaders that create disturbances in the party. A top PDP leader on condition of anonymity told news agency CNS that when Mehbooba used the word ‘Uthal Phutal’ (Topsy Turvy) she was referring to party leader Syed Altaf Bukhari who is reportedly trying to create a new front. “Bukhari along with a number of PDP legislators including Muhammad Ashraf Mir, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Imran Raza Ansari, Abid Ansari, Abdul Majeed Padar, Abbas Wani, Javaid Hussain Beigh had gone to Nagpur when Mehbooba Mufti was reluctant to assume the charge of Chief Ministership in Jammu and Kashmir. Mehbooba can’t forget this and she fully knows how she was forced to compromise with RSS backed BJP,” the PDP leader who accompanied Mehbooba Mufti in Bijbehara today said.
He added that it is a blessing in disguise for the party that opportunists are leaving it. “What can you expect from a member who is not loyal to party chief. Mehbooba is right that party has become garbage free now,” he said. (CNS)