I am ready to go to hell a 100 times if it means saving the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti said.
She made the statement in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly amidst applause from PDP-BJP legislators. She was reacting to a remark made by National Conference chief, Omar Abdullah who had invoked the Greek myth about Eros and Psyche to explain the power and money that the BJP government at the Centre given to PDP but taking over the party's soul. Abdullah had suggested to Mufti to go in for tapasya (austerities) and try to rediscover her party's soul and "avoid a predictable end of her story that goes to hell".
The opposition leader said, "The PDP must introspect over its Faustian bargain with the powers that be to remain in power. It should realise that bartering its political soul for power was a compromise not only with the remnants of its own dignity but with the honour and interests of the State and its people".