Observer News Service
Srinagar, Nov 08: In a dig at the Abdullah familys tradition of dynastic succession, PDP leaders on Thursday said that Omar Abdullah must now be grooming his son to take the reins of power next.
At a party rally in Sopore, senior PDP leader and former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Beig accused Omar Abdullah of blowing hot and cold on revoking the AFSPA, and targeted the NC’s penchant of dubbing marriage parties as cabinet meetings, and ministers blowing up scarce public funds in expensive tours outside the state.
The National Conference wants to foist itself on Kashmiris in the coming generations too, Beig said. After Omar Abdullah, his sons must be preparing themselves to come to power.
Omar Abdullah is blowing hot and cold on the issue of revoking the AFSPA. First he announced that the law would be repealed in phased manner, and now, on the occasion of the durbar move, he says that no deadline can be set for the same, he said.
The chief ministers kabhi haan, kabhi naan has left this matter hanging, he said.
Speaking a day earlier in Nagam Sonawari, Beig said that Syed Salahuddins statement on panchayat members was unfortunate.
Will his goal be achieved by killing 33,000 public representatives? he said.
Beig also expressed surprise at the chief ministers contention that individual security could not be provided to panchayat leaders.
Not everyone had asked for security. But it is essential to provide security to those who have asked for it, he said.
Omar Abdullah had begun to claim that with the success of the panchayat elections the Kashmir issue had been resolved at militancy ended, he said.
Not only this, even the union home minister and minister for external affairs began to link panchayat elections with the Kashmir issue at international fora. This alerted the militants, who took it as a challenge, and overturned the situation.
Panches and sarpanches have been caught in a whirlpool, he said.
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