Omar in favour of Mid-term poll


Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday questioned the hesitancy on the part of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti over joining hands with the BJP to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the Governor should announce fresh polls if there is further delay in this regard.

The National Conference leader, who called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, later told the media that the latest political development in the state is hampering development and people are bearing the brunt of the same.

“From the last two months, this state is waiting for government formation. Mehbooba Mufti had a secret meeting with Amit Shah but nothing has happened, she came back and Muzaffar Baig said there is some misunderstanding and PDP has said that they are not asking for anything new,” Abdullah said.

“So, why are we waiting for government formation? She is so indecisive right now,” he added.

Abdullah said that his party does not believe in horse trading.

“If the BJP-PDP do not come together and PDP don’t take support of Congress then the Governor has to dissolve the assembly. The National Conference is in favour of mid-term polls in view of

Jammu and Kashmir stalemate ,” he added.

Earlier Omar jeered at Mehbooba’s flight to New Delhi to hold fresh parleys with her alliance partner, BJP.

Tech savvy, Omar took to micro blogging networking site, Twitter, and ridiculed Mehbooba for taking so much time in government formation.

He tweeted that “God only could help Jammu and Kashmir if she as Chief Minister remains as indecisive”.

Omar rued the fate of J&K if “indecisive Mehbooba took over as CM’.

Mehbooba Mufti, sources said, is meeting PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday in the evening.


Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.



Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.