The mayor appealed to the prime minister, home minister and Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir that the BJP should not be misled by regional political parties like the National Conference.
Mattu, who is now associated with the J&K Apni Party, alleged that the BJP and NC have entered into a quiet alliance.
“If the BJP continues this secret alliance with the NC, then I and other people like me who have entered politics to fight against the ‘dynasty rule’ here will have to say a goodbye to all our efforts and resume our routine lives,” said Mattu. He said the NC should join hands openly with the BJP like the People’s Democratic Party and People’s Conference did in the past.
“They should make this alliance public and we will fight them. We have received such horrible and terrible proof against NC that at least two or three of its leaders won’t be able to fight elections,” Mattu claimed.
The mayor alleged that he was in possession of a call recording of an NC leader and a senior BJP leader in Delhi in which the latter assures him of complete and unconditional support.
“Assembly elections are happening in J&K and if they (BJP) once again imposes the National Conference on us then we have no option but to leave politics which we had joined because of passion and not because of our political ancestry,” Mattu said.
The mayor refuted all allegations of misappropriation against the SMC reiterating that the NC, along with a few other members, is trying to push forward their “illegal proposals” by blackmailing him into signing the documents.
“For me, this chair is not bigger than the country and democracy. Should the idea of India and the idea of democracy be tarnished because of these blackmailers? I haven’t done anything wrong. Let the NIA, ED or any other agency investigate me. I am sure they won’t be able to find a single irregularity,” he said