Senior CPI(M) leader and legislator MY Tarigami today termed the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir as “illegitimate” and asked the regional party to quit the coalition before it is too late. “The PDP used to claim that its ‘Agenda of Alliance’ with the BJP is a sacred document. Is there anything sacred left in the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ now? In 2015 we had said it is an opportunistic alliance but now we also say it is an illegitimate alliance,” Tarigami said in a statement.
“Before it is too late, the PDP should introspect and quit this disastrous alliance. Sooner the better,” he added.
Tarigami, who represents south Kashmir’s Kulgam constituency in the state assembly said the lack of a political response and reliance on force and “repression has virtually sundered any relationship between the people of Kashmir and the Indian State”.
He alleged that the BJP-led government at the Centre has adopted a strategy of “using force to suppress the Kashmiri people to serve their cynical political interests of advancing the Hindutva agenda and making Kashmir an issue for rousing feelings of Hindu nationalism in the rest of the country.”