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Bhim Singh demands dismissal of PDP from coalition govt

Written by: Staff

Jammu, May 12 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) president Bhim Singh today demanded dismissal of People's Democratic Party (PDP) from the ruling coalition for its ''anti-India stand''.

While talking to mediapersons here, JKNPP -- a partner in the state coalition government -- supremo alleged the PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed wanted to ''hand over Jammu and Kashmir to Hizbul Mujahideen'', and asserted, ''He (Mr Mufti) is working on the agenda of Pakistan President General Parvez Musharraf and HM.'' Strongly criticising the recent resolution of the PDP, in which party advocated self-rule and demilitarisation of the state, Prof Singh said, ''Mufti Mohammad (Sayeed) is trying to implement his hidden agenda for last 20 years.'' ''Being a head of coalition, the Congress (party) and its president Sonia Gandhi should clear their stand over self-rule and demilitarisation because Mufti, his daughter and whole PDP is emerging as a danger for national integrity,'' he said.

He said, ''The PDP raised the issue very next day when Defence Minister rejected the demilitarisation saying, no militarisation of Jammu and Kashmir was possible.'' Prof Singh accused Mr Sayeed of raising the issue of self-rule and demilitarisation to defeat the Prime Minister's round table conference to be held in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, on May 25.

Urging all political groups active in the state to participate in the round table conference, Prof Singh said, ''This is a golden opportunity for the Kashmiri people to resolve their long-standing issues and all political groups and outfits must take advantage of this move.'' UNI HGV VJ SSC1328

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