J K News Today
Jammu, March 13:
Former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu has alleged that even after more than 24 hours of his getting dropped from the ministry, no official communication has been made to him.
In a statement here on Tuesday in which he has sequenced the turn of events that led to his departure from the cabinet on the recommendations of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday , Drabu said that “ Even as I issue this statement , I have no formal or even personal communication either from the government or from the party about my being dropped from the Cabinet on 12th of March . I stand informed by the media first as speculation then as a fact..”
In his 21-point statement , Drabu has not only clarified the contexts and context of his speech at PHDCCI , New Delhi on March 9 , making it clear that he was focusing on the space for Kashmiri society and termed the advisories against visiting Kashmir as a “ social boycott.” He said that the speech’s tone and tenor should have been taken in that context. But, at no stage he sounds apologetic about the speech he delivered , rather claims that it was his firm and long held belief that he aired at the Ambassadors’ meet in New Delhi.
He has also narrated how he was treated by the party and the Chief Minister after March 9th speech, particularly on Sunday and Monday.
Short of saying that he was humiliated , he said that the man who had drafted so many election manifestoes was treated like a pariah .
In the Conclusion , he reposes his faith in God Almighty and underlined : since
God has been kind to me there is no
reason for me not to trust in his benevolence this time round. I stand by
my choices, political or otherwise. And firmly believe that He knows best!”