Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for ‘sacrificing everything’ for a ‘minor, insignificant post’ of the Senate opposition leader.
“A clear line has been drawn between PDM and PPP,” said Maryam. She continued saying that she was glad that they (PPP) were now calling the PDM’s narrative, her narrative.
Maryam further added that the PPP had compromised on a ‘politics of principle’ and preferred to take votes from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
Later on Saturday, during a press conference, the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked that they had defeated the government inside its house (the National Assembly) while referring to Yousaf Raza Gillani’s victory in the Senate election.
Bilawal said that it was there right to claim the opposition leader office as they had the single largest majority in the Upper House.
While responding to Maryam’s claim, the PPP chairman said that the nomination of Azam Nazir Tarrar was considered as controversial in his party.
However, Bilawal also said that they would work together with those ‘who wanted to become the opposition leader’ as he took a jibe at Maryam.
“Just like Imran was shocked after Gillan’s victory in the Senate election, PML-N is in shock after Gillani has become the opposition leader,” Bilawal responded.
Bilawal added that he introduced the word ‘selected’ and he knew where it should be used. “The only way we can cause damages to the government is by staying united in the parliament,” Bilawal remarked.
Many political and media pundits believe that the issue of the Senate opposition leader has created disagreements in the ranks of the 10-party opposition alliance (PDM) as the two mainstream political parties ( PPP and PML-N) are giving remarks against each other.