'Omar Gave Clean-Chit To His Ministers In Advance'

‘It is better for him to lodge Geelani in prison’

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party senior leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Muzafar Hussain Beig Tuesday criticized Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for bailing out his ministers and officials, allegedly involved in spurious drug scam and termed the inquiry merely an eyewash. 

He said Omar Abdullah is so scared of Syed Ali Geelani that he never allows him to offer prayers. “Why Geelani was not threat to peace during our rule. We never restricted the movement of Geelnai and he lived as a free man,” Beig said in an interview.

Muzafar Beig said that Chief Minister tarnished the fundamentals of democracy by continuously restricting the movement of octogenarian leader. “You can’t stop people from preaching their political ideologies. Isn’t it strange that the present government was not giving any political space to separatist leaders? What sort of freedom is this? It is better for Omar to lodge Geelani in prison once for all so that he can feel better and maintain what he calls peace,” Beig said.

He said that credibility of the government headed by National Conference has reached to its lowest ebb as this regime has lost faith of the people. "Prevailing chaos and uncertainty in the state are result of the failure of the present regime to connect itself with the common masses,” he said.

Beig accused Omar Abdullah for giving a clean chit to his ministers in spurious drug scam and other matters of corruption. “Omar has given certificate to his ministers that they can do anything. To handover the case to Vigilance Organisation is mere eyewash. What can we expect from the Vigilance now when the Chief Minister has bailed out his ministers beforehand? Omar Abdullah had tried to give an impression that all his ministers are pure and uncontaminated,” he said and added that the present regime has failed to bring transparency and accountability in the government. CNS

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