‘PML-N ticket’ prevailed in Senate elections, says Maryam
Says Nawaz Sharif is a trendsetter
PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has outrightly rejected allegations levelled by the government ministers that the Senate elections were rigged and asked the rulers whether the recent by-polls were also rigged.
A cheerful Maryam said the prime minister should not say that his lawmakers sold out, adding that everyone knew this was the first and last time PM Imran Khan had gotten elected to power. "You and your MNAs and MPAs know, you have no future and you have no party," she said.
She said those who were trying to break up the PML-N were themselves disintegrating. She thanked the party's lawmakers for voting for Yousaf Raza Gilani, the PDM's joint candidate, in the Senate elections.
"I pay tribute to all 83 parliamentarians who accepted Nawaz Sharif's narrative," she said, adding "Our parliamentarians observed discipline and voted for Yousaf Raza Gilani.”
Referring to her father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as a "trendsetter", Maryam showered praise on him, saying that whenever he decides to do something, the PML-N supremo does so.
"They say Nawaz Sharif's narrative is too heavy for anyone to carry. The weight of Nawaz's narrative was carried by the PML-N workers," she said, adding that the slogan of "Vote Ko Izzat Do" was being accepted by people across the country.
Maryam said the prime minister knew, right from the very beginning, that he was headed for defeat in the Senate elections.
She claimed that because the premier knew he would be defeated in the polls, he had tried to introduce ordinances and had dragged the Supreme Court when it came to the Senate vote.
"Where was your democracy sleeping, when you and your selectors rigged the Senate elections a few years ago when Bizenjo tried to become the Senate chairman and despite Opposition parties have more numbers, lost it?" she asked.
Maryam taunted the prime minister, saying that how could he seek a vote of confidence from his own people after accusing them of selling out for money. "Where will you secure the vote of confidence of the masses, who defeated you in the recent by-elections," she asked.
Maryam said that whenever the upcoming polls are held, the PML-N will sweep them.