Lust for power has brought BJP-PDP together: Congress

New Delhi [India], Sept. 9 : The Congress on Friday alleged that the lust for power has brought the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP) together in Jammu and Kashmir, adding the alliance is least bothered about the present state of affairs in the valley.

Congress leader Sandeep Dixit backed senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig's assertion that Mehbooba Mufti should step down as the Chief Minister if an agenda of alliance agreed upon with the BJP is not implemented in the state.

Highlighting that the PDP-BJP alliance has so far failed to arrive at a consensus on several issues, the Congress leader said this proves that they do not have genuine concerns for Kashmir or its people.

"It is just greed for power that has brought them together. They are not interested in the condition of Jammu and Kashmir. I am of the opinion that they should be removed now. The situation will only deteriorate in five to six months and the people will not only ask for the resignation of the CM, but the PM as well," he said.

Appearing to be in tune with the popular perception that the PDP-BJP alliance has failed, Baig earlier said that Mehbooba should step down if she feels she can't control the situation.

The former deputy chief minister further said the PDP-BJP government has so far failed to deliver on its agenda of governance.

Baig, however, did not launch direct attack on Mehbooba. He said that Mehbooba has no senior people in the government to advise or support her, adding she is doing a herculean job all alone.

Source: ANI