Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto on Wednesday lashed out at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for what he termed as backing out from its earlier “do or die” stance and resorting to the “politics of begging”.
He said that only the Peoples Party can oust the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf-led government of power.
Addressing a huge public gathering at Abbaspur in link with the AJK election campaign, he said the Jiyalas (a term for PPP supporters) will advance towards Bani Gala after winning the elections in Azad Jammu Kashmir.
He said that some people on TV say that the PPP has finished but they can see here in Abbaspur where the people are chanting Jeay Bhutto slogans.
“Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto fought shoulder to shoulder with the Kashmiri people,” he added.
Bilawal pointedly criticised his rivals for having no hesitations in making attempts to beg their way through to the government.
“Even if they have to request to become the prime minister, they will do it.”
However, the chairman reiterated that his party would back any no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan or the Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar.
“But we won’t become a part of a political alliance to munch on halwa or nihari in the future,” Bilawal said, adding a caveat.
He said, referring to PM Imran Khan’s electoral promises, that the real face of ‘tabdeeli’ is historic inflation, poverty, and unemployment”, adding that the PPP would emerge victorious, with a hefty margin, in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections.
Bilawal’s comments come a day after PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz negated any deal with the establishment.
“Why do people bring up a ‘deal’ all the time,” she said, adding: “Why would we strike any deal and with whom?”
“We are not insane to strike a deal after such a longspun struggle,” said Maryam.