Sajad Lone hits out at NC over its “U-turn” on delimitation commission

Reminds party of its statement that participation would tantamount to accepting August 5 decisions

Srinagar, Dec 18 : Reminding National Conference of its own statement that participation in the delimitation commission would tantamount to accepting BJP-led central government’s August 5 decisions on Kashmir, Peoples Conference chief Sajad Gani Lone on Saturday asked the party to explain how it was endorsement to abrogation of the Article 370 then and not now.

In a tweet, according to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Peoples Conference put out a statement made earlier by the NC that participation in proceedings of delimitation commission would tantamount to accepting August 5 decisions and it is unwilling to do so.

“Please at least have the courtesy to show even some pretense and explain how it was tantamount to endorsement then and not now. Digital world. Digital proof. Chit bhi meri patt be meri won’t work. Era of Multiple speeches Srinagar and Delhi— in multiple places is over,” Lone tweeted. In another tweet, the party asked NC what compelled it to participate in proceedings of delimitation commission. “

These are the utterances of Dr. Farooq Abdullah. What changed between then and now for the NC to now participate. Is it not tantamount to endorsing August 5 decisions now?

There is a limit on monopoly on morality. Please at least have the courtesy to show even some pretense and explain how it was tantamount to endorsement then and how it is not tantamount to endorsement now, ” the party tweeted. It is pertinent to mention that NC had earlier boycotted proceedings of the panel, saying it is the product of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act- 2019 which it had challenged in the Supreme Court—(KNO)