PESHAWAR - Though the tripartite alliance flexing their muscle to oust the PTI led coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by launching movement against rigging in last local bodies polls, but in practical their hue and cry will bear no fruit as several parties in the opposition are not willing to derail the provincial set up.
There is double standard in the attitude of three parties’ alliance against PTI as on one hand they are busy in political bargaining to make government on wining seats in their respective districts while on the other hand they are talking about resignation of the provincial government and holding of re-polling under caretaker set up.
On Tuesday night rally JUI-F Chief Maualan Fazlur Rahman and ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan said that they would not trust PTI government anymore as they have confessed that local bodies elections were marred with rigging and mismanagement.
They said that they will not accept re-polling under supervision of PTI government, re-polls will not be acceptable to them until provincial government resigns and install a caretaker set up.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister has termed the opposition rally a failed show, which will have no impact to pressurize PTI government.
The pressure tactics of the tripartite alliance will not work without Pakistan Muslim League (N), which is not interested to launch movement against PTI and dismiss their government before the completion of five years terms. Actually the PML (N) central leadership wanted to give more time to PTI and to expose their performance to the masses.
In this connection Parliamentary leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Sardar Orangzeb Nalotha said that though they are not supporting the tripartite alliance outside the assembly however as leading opposition it is their responsibility to raise their voice against large scale rigging in local bodies’ election.
He said that when there was caretaker government during last general elections Imran Khan fully criticized Pakistan Muslim League (N) government for rigging but now PTI chief himself failed to hold fair and peaceful local bodies’ polls at the provincial level.
On the other hand Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Qaumi Watan Party are in close contact to join government again in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which will further give strength to the ruling alliance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.
At present in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the PTI is the largest party with 56 lawmakers in the 124-members house.
JUI-F follows with 17 members, PML-N with 16, QWP with 10 while PTI’s coalition partner has eight seats.
While, other coalition partner, AJIP, occupies five seats while opposition parties PPP and ANP have five seats each. The two remaining seats are held by independent MPAs supporting the government.