PDP dabbling in power politics: NC

Jammu: Ruling National Conference on Tuesday sought to puncture PDP's claim that the opposition party has emerged as a "genuine, strong and credible" voice of the people in Jammu and Kashmir, accusing it of dabbling in "power politics".

"Power politics has been PDP's trait since its inception and it is least concerned with the welfare of the people. It has no political ideology," state minister Javed Ahmed Dar said here.

Cautioning people about the "nefarious designs" of PDP, he said it aimed at dividing people for its narrow and vested interests.

He said PDP has survived on "deceit and falsehood" so far and now stood fully exposed.

Dar's comments came a day after former Chief Minister and PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said his party has emerged as "genuine, strong and credible" voice of the people of JK through its convictions and visionary policies.

The minister said PDP is frustrated after seeing the path breaking initiatives taken by the Omar Abdullah-led government and remarkable achievements during its last three years on both political and development fronts.

He was addressing a gathering after inspecting the preparatory work and soil testing of the 170-mt bridge at Sanger over river Tawi near here.

Chief Minister's Political Advisor Devender Singh Rana, who was also present, said the bridge would benefit a large chunk of population and generate economic activities.