National Conference's nexus with Hindutva ideologues exposed: PDP

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Srinagar, Jul 14 (UNI) Describing the tenure of Lt General (Retd) S K Sinha's as governor of Jammu and Kashmir's biggest misfortunes in recent times, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today reiterated its demand for a CBI probe into the alleged massive financial embezzlements in the two Shrine of Amarnath and Vaishnodevi.

In a statement here, senior PDP leader and former finance minister Tariq Hamid Karra said the praises showered by the General Sinha, in his latest interview, at the National Conference for adopting a sober role in the protests against the diversion of land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has uncovered the party's nexus with Gen Sinha and his Hindutva ideologues.

Gen Sinha's exasperating tenure as the state's Governor was its biggest misfortunes in recent times.

He said Gen Sinha, in an interview to a Delhi magazine while accusing Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of advocating a communal agenda, has showered praises on Ghulam Nabi Azad and the NC.

''I am sure in Gen Sinha's terminology safeguarding the political, economic and social interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir is a communal agenda for which he would not have desisted from even putting the whole PDP leadership behind the bars,'' Mr Karra said ridiculing the venomous tirade launched by Gen Sinha against the PDP, Karra said terming PDP's healing touch policy a sinister design to grant subsidies to the families of the militants killed, has brought out in the open his (Gen Sinha's) intrinsic prejudice against the Kashmiris.

''By casting aspersions on the rehabilitation policy for the victims of violence that was even approved by the Prime Minister's Working Groups on Kashmir, Gen Sinha is only making clear what he was dangerously up to,'' he said.

Mr Karra said General Sinha has, in the interview, accused Mr Sayeed of propagating the idea of joint control of the Baglihar Power Project with Pakistan. ''I think either Gen Sinha is too dull to comprehend the visionary policies of Mr Sayeed or he is deliberately misrepresenting the facts to provoke his Hindutva constituency,'' he said and added that after putting Jammu and Kashmir on fire, Gen Sinha is now hell bent to keep the flames smoldering through his reckless and irresponsible utterances.

Reiterating his demand for a CBI probe into the alleged massive financial embezzlements that have taken place in the two Shrine Boards during Gen Sinha's tenure, Mr Karra said it is now clear that using all the overt and covert means, Gen Sinha was desperately trying to stay put in the state's Raj Bhavan as the Shrine Boards headed by him had become goldmines for a handful of authorities there under the patronage of Gen Sinha.

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