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Ready to go to hell 100 times to save people of J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

THE ASIAN AGE. | YUSUF JAMEEL
Published : Feb 3, 2018, 6:17 am IST
Updated : Feb 3, 2018, 6:17 am IST

Mufti, however, asserted that the “complicated situation” in the State was nothing new and that the same was not for the PDP alone.

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. (Photo: AP)
 Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. (Photo: AP)

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Friday said that she was ready to die and go to hell a 100 times in order to save the people living in Kashmir also known as ‘Heaven on Earth’.

“For saving millions of people, if I one Mehbooba Mufti has to go to hell, I will even if I have to go there 100 times. Yes, I will go,” she said evoking applause by ruling PDP-BJP combine members in the State Assembly, currently in its budget session in winter capital Jammu.

The Chief Minister was reacting to a remark from her predecessor and opposition National Conference (NC) leader, Omar Abdullah, who while speaking in the House earlier had invoked the Greek myth about Eros and Psyche to explain the power and money that the BJP government at the Centre given to PDP but taking over the party’s soul. Abdullah had suggested to Mufti to go in for tapasya (austerities) and try to rediscover her party’s soul and “avoid a predictable end of her story that goes to hell”.

The opposition leader said, “The PDP must introspect over its Faustian bargain with the powers that be to remain in power. It should realise that bartering its political soul for power was a compromise not only with the remnants of its own dignity but with the honour and interests of the State and its people”.

The Chief Minister while winding up the discussion on the grants of her departments retorted by saying that she does not know the myths as she has spent twenty years to reach the level she is at. “Omar Sahib left this House after telling me that I will go to hell. He talked of myths which I do not know for I have given twenty years of my life to reach this level so I know what is on the ground.”

She said, “For saving millions of people, if I one Mehbooba Mufti has to go to hell, I will willingly have go 100 times I will go”. She added, “For taking millions of people of my State out of the crisis they are caught in, one Mehbooba Mufti can go.”

She, however, asserted that the “complicated situation” in the State was nothing new and that the same was not for the PDP alone. “It is for all of us,” she said adding that everybody has to contribute towards changing it for better.

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Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar