Bilawal Bhutto rejects alliance with PTI, PML-N in coalition Govt

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Bilawal Bhutto rejects alliance with PTI, PML-N in coalition Govt

Islamabad, February 1, 2024: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari minced no words as he declared his outright refusal to support either Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) or Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the event of a coalition government.

In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Bilawal Bhutto voiced deep disappointment with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and specifically targeted the actions of Nawaz Sharif. He bluntly stated, “If Nawaz Sharif wants to cling to old-school politics, then count me out. Our distance is crystal clear nowadays.”

Expressing exasperation over the lack of a level playing field, Bilawal Bhutto lamented, “We anticipated a fair game, but this perennial issue persists.” He directly accused Nawaz Sharif, the founder of PTI, of perpetuating the same ineffective political maneuvers that had repeatedly failed in the past.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphatically underlined the PPP’s commitment to overhauling the country’s system with a renewed perspective and vigor. He did not hold back in criticizing certain political figures, asserting, “Their personal ego harms democracy and the state.”

On the matter of independent candidates, Bilawal Bhutto highlighted that a substantial majority had no ties to PTI, revealing a faction in Punjab staunchly opposing PML-N and opting for an independent stance. He noted that several independent candidates had previously been associated with either PTI or PPP.

Looking ahead, Bilawal Bhutto expressed optimism about rallying support from independent candidates post-elections, stating, “The People’s Party will garner support from independent candidates and work tirelessly to contribute significantly.”