J K News Today
Srinagar, December 20
Former MP and minister Tariq Hameed Karra on Tuesday lambasted those charging him with quitting PDP for he was not rehabilitated as minister and declared that he was thrice offered Chief Minister in the past two years, and he had rejected because his conscience and conviction did not allow him to make any compromise with the “fascist forces.”
He was talking to media, first time after many months when he resigned to register his protest against the civilian killings at the hands of the security forces during the unrest that followed the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen commander Burhan Wani in July this year.
Rubbishing the charges that he was after ministership in the coalition government and when he was denied the same, he quit , Karra asked , whether being Chief Minister is more important or a minister. “ I was offered tons of rupees by the BJP’s top brass to become the chief minister”
“ Once it was during Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s life time and twice after his death in January this year. I rejected the offer for by conviction I am against the BJP and RSS,” Karra said .
About his future plans, Karra said , “ I am thinking of my options”. He could launch a new party or join congress, the speculations are going on in this regard.
Today’s press conference was to convey that Karra could run the things on his own with his commitment to Kashmir and people with the support of the masses who had sent him to the Parliament from Srinagar constituency . He had defeated National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in May 2014 parliamentary elections.