Mehbooba Mufti Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai?

She is trying to resurrect her political career with separatist card and conspiracy theory

When a politician becomes a celebrity in social media, when leaders quit from his/her party almost every day, when their political ‘gyan’ only attracts their ideological base, when their political strategy cannot add any new social group as voters – then they must be angry, of course in social media, like Mehbooba Mufti and Rahul Gandhi. Both had their famous and powerful father in Indian politics, born with a silver spoon and a perfect example of ruthless, reckless, and unfortunate dynasty politics of India. Mehbooba was elected for the first time from Bijbehara assembly constituency on an Indian National Congress ticket in 1996. I believe Mehbooba Ji won’t be angry as I offer some humble facts only. 
 
10 days ago, Mehbooba’s closest partner in Gupkar alliance, Farooq Abdullah Sahab, usually expressed his anger over the abrogation of article 370. Two days ago Farooq Sahab shifted from his position. “We are awaiting the court decision but the hearing has not been scheduled yet. What can one do? We want to resolve the problem not by throwing stones but through the Gandhian way,” he said this at Nawa-e-Subha when addressing media. Farooq Sahab is now in the same line as Altaf Bukhari’s Apni Party and distancing himself from the separatist politics in the valley. Mehbooba Mufti was left alone with her plethora of useless ‘real Sharia gyan’ to deliver good governance for the Taliban in Afghanistan. It’s my humble request to Mehbooba Ji, don’t be angry, am just trying to offer some matter of facts, not emotion.
 
 According to the political experts and intellectuals in the valley, there are many reasons for Mehbooba to be angry, emotional, and reckless. She knows so well that the PDP is now ‘politically dead’ after its opportunistic alliance with BJP. The most important and key leaders of her party have left for Ex-minister and influential businessman turns politician, Altaf Bukhari’s Apni Party.
 
 At present Mehbooba has nothing to lose. She is trying to resurrect her political career with separatist cards and conspiracy theories. Gupkar alliance of valley is now an ornamented name only as the National Conference won’t give any fresh lease of life to already broken PDP. On the other hand, Mehbooba is not interested in the collective fights for J&K.       

(This story was earlier published in Jammu and Kashmir's leading weekly periodical Jazzbaat24 on 26 September, 2021)

Jayanta Guha

Consulting Editor

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