Omar Accuses Mufti Govt Of Spying On Him

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SRINAGAR:  Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday accused the PDP-BJP coalition government of spying on him.

“Mufti Govt. brazenly spying on me. A journalist interviewing me for a national daily just got stopped right outside my gate by CID person,” he tweeted.

Omar said his successor, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, should have called him to ask him what he was up to.

“She (journalist) was asked who she was and what the purpose of her visit was! Seriously guys if you want to know just ask me, I couldn’t care less if you do,” his tweet said.

“Dear Mufti Sb, if you and your apparatchiks want to know what I’m up to pick up the phone and ask me. Please don’t accost people outside my gate!” he tweeted.

He also called the ruling PDP as the “only beneficiary” of last year’s floods, saying he was not surprised that they would be “celebrating” the first anniversary of the disaster.

“The @jkpdp is going to celebrate the anniversary of the horrific floods. As the only beneficiary of the floods of course they will,” Omar wrote on micro blogging site Twitter. His reaction comes after the state government’s decision to observe September 7, the day when floods hit Kashmir valley including the summer capital Srinagar last year, as ‘Revival Day’.

Omar said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had “shamelessly exploited” the flood victims’ misery to their benefit in the assembly elections, particularly in and around Srinagar.

“Then Mufti (Mohammad Sayeed, now Chief Minister) used the flood relief package as his main reason for tying up with @BJP4India but forgot all about this after coming to power,” he said.

“So I’m not at all surprised that the @jkpdp is celebrating 7th sept (September) while everyone else is seething with anger, they have cause to celebrate,” Omar said. He said the NC would organise a blood donation camp to mark the anniversary.

“To mark the 1st anniversary of the terrible floods of 2014 @JKNC_ will organise a blood donation camp. I appeal to my colleagues to donate,” Omar tweeted. 

Police Respond to Omar’s Charge

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police Friday evening responded to former CM Omar Abdullah’s assertion that the state government was spying on him.

In a statement, police said, “in the context of views expressed in the social media by Former Chief Minister Jenab Omar Abdullah it is clarified that the procedures and protocols as laid down in the Blue book are being followed in respect of all SSG protectees including the former Chief Minister.”

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