Srinagar, Mar 6 : Communist Party of India of senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday alleged that summoning of former Chief Minister and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti by Enforcement Directorate (ED) was nothing but political vendetta.
Summoning of Mehbooba by ED is another glaring example how the BJP government at the Center is trying to muzzle the voices of dissent by using probe agencies against political opponents, Tarigami said in a statement Saturday afternoon.
“This is nothing but a political vendetta and part of vindictive politics practiced by the Central government to kill dissent and disagreement and to silence the genuine demand for the reversal of unilateral and unconstitutional decisions of August 5, 2019”, he said.
The BJP government must realise the dangers of witch-hunting and intimidation and desist from vindictive designs. Instead it should hold dialogue with stakeholders and restore special status which remains the only option to address the deepening uncertainty in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Mehbooba has been summoned by ED to appear its Delhi office on March 15 at 1130 hrs.