JKPC Severs Ties With SMC Ex-Mayor Mattu

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The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference (JKPC) on Saturday said former Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu was no longer associated with the party.

Soon after his association with the party ended, Mattu said the JKPC’s investment in ‘Gupkar declaration’, wherein six political parties have vowed to fight collectively against the revocation of J&K’s special constitutional status, would be “reciprocated by the National Conference’s insincerity”.

The JKPC announced that Mattu was no longer associated with the party.

“The J&K Peoples Conference would like (to) confirm that Mr Junaid Mattu is no longer associated with the party. The party’s association with Mr Mattu has ended weeks back,” the JKPC said on its official Twitter handle.

Soon after the announcement, Mattu said the association with the JKPC ended due to his “differences with the party on certain stands and issues”.

“I’m glad the speculation has ended and there is a confirmation from both sides today that my association with @JKPC has come to an end. This is something that has evolved over the last couple of months due to my differences on certain stands and issues,” the former Mayor said on Twitter.

In a series of tweets, Mattu said he believed the party’s investment in the “Gupkar declaration” would be reciprocated only by “insincerity and disingenuity” by the NC.

“I, however – strongly – believe 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. The NC’s blatant insincerity started with the SMC but won’t end there. Mark my words,” he added.

“I am of the firm opinion that we can’t allow August 5 to whitewash history and assume our history starts here. The complicity of today’s vanguard and yesteryear’s facilitators of erosion and disempowerment – that can’t be erased or wished away. That’s the limited point,” Mattu said in another tweet.

Mattu said he would, however, continue to cherish his personal bond and association with JKPC chairman Sajad Lone. -TNS

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