Srinagar: Former Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu while reacting to being disassociated from Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference said the differences with the party “evolved over the last couple of months due to my differences on certain stands and issues.”
Taking to his Twitter handle the former chief spokesperson of J-K PC said, “I’m glad the speculations have ended and there is a confirmation from both sides today that my association with Peoples’ Conference has come to an end,”
In a series of tweets detailing his association with the Chairman of J-K PC, Sajad Lone and on the differences with the party he said, “This is something that has evolved over the last couple of months due to my differences on certain stands and issues. In Mr. Sajad Lone I have always sought and found an elder brother and a mentor and I will continue to cherish my personal bond and association with him. I respect him and hold him in high esteem and that will remain unchanged,”
Adding that he, however – strongly – believes that the party’s investment in the Gupkar Declaration is and will be reciprocated only by “insincerity and disingenuity” by the JKNC – and this time will prove. “NC’s blatant insincerity started with SMC but won’t end there.”
“Mark my words. I am of the firm opinion that we can’t allow 5th August to whitewash history and assume our history starts here. The complicity of today’s vanguards who were yesteryear’s facilitators of erosion and disempowerment – that cant be erased or wished away. That’s the limited point.” He concluded.