Mufti Chief Minister of Valley Only: Omar

‘Where is Mehbooba Mufti?’

SRINAGAR:  Lashing out at PDP president Mehbooba Mufti for what he called ‘sheepish silence over the re-pressive action of the government towards people’ Na-tional Conference Working President Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that same Mehbooba used to corner NC-Congress coalition government when we used to re-strict the movement of the separatist leaders in the inter-est of public order but today she is silent despite the fact that separatist leaders are being locked up and youth are arrested on the one or the other pretext. 

“Where is Mehbooba Mufti now and why her government is silent now. Why she (Mehbooba) doesn’t utter a word,” Omar said during the membership drive of his party in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

He said that virtually Jammu and Kashmir State is be-ing ruled by two Chief Ministers. “Mufti Muhammad Sayeed is the Chief Minister of Kashmir only while for Jammu it is BJP’s Nirmal Singh who is at the helm of af-fairs. PDP has brought a slur on the fair name of State and he has no control over the government,” Omar said.

Omar Abdullah according to CNS said that for the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, postings and transfers are being done on the basis of religion. “Mus-lims are not allowed to work in Jammu and in Kashmir Hindu’s are transferred to Jammu and Ladakh Division. Democracy and secularism have been dying their own deaths,” he said.

“Be it the matter of AFSPA revocation, the slogan of talks with the Hurriyat, the assurance of resuming the peace process or the election promise of opening addi-tional trade routes along the LOC – Mufti Sahab has sold all his promises in lieu of the Chief Minister’s chair,” he said.

Omar admitted that National Conference tasted defeat in the Assembly elections as the party did not live up to the expectations of the people. “We made some mistakes and didn’t choose the right candidates for the constituen-cies,” he said adding that the party has learnt a lesson and in future it will never repeat the same mistakes. 

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