Picture abhi baaqi hai dost:Omar


As PDP and BJP attempted to break the deadlock over government formation in Jammu & Kashmir, state’s former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday appeared to doubt the possibility of revival of the alliance, quipping “picture abhi baki hai dost”.

The tech-savvy politician, who returned here after his meeting with Governor N N Vohra on Monday in Jammu, remained quiet through the day as PDP and BJP got busy fine-tuning how go to about forming the government.

“It’s becoming increasingly clear that in the choice between principles and power, Mehbooba has opted for power,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.

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While reacting to reports quoting BJP’s interlocutor on Kashmir Ram Madhav as saying that final negotiations would be conducted after PDP Legislature Party meeting on Thursday, Omar, known for his sharp wit, was quick to quip “picture abhi baki hai dost” (the final picture is yet to unfold)”, apparently taking a leaf out of Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Om Shanti Om’.

“It’s becoming increasingly clear that in the choice between principles and power, Mehbooba has opted for power,” he tweeted.

Wondering where did Mehbooba draw her “satisfaction” from, Omar said PDP must come clean and let people know what concession Mehbooba sought from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and what assurances, if any, she received from him.

“Its not enough for her to come out from meeting the Prime Minister and say she is satisfied. Her satisfaction is immaterial if she left empty handed,” he said in a series of tweets.

‘Agenda of Alliance’ a ‘subversive’ document: Panun Kashmir

Panun Kashmir today termed the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ (AoA) between BJP and PDP as a “subversive” document and said it should be rejected as the basis of any political alliance between the two parties in the formation of government in J&K. 

“It (AoA) is a subversive document and there should be no ambiguity. It should be rejected. If the government is to be formed, they should script a new Agenda of Alliance keeping in view the national interest of the country,” Panun Kashmir Chairman, Ajay Chrungoo said. 

Founded in 1990, Panun Kashmir is an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, seeking a safe and separate homeland for Hindus residing in the Kashmir valley. 

Agnishekhar, convener of Panun Kashmir, said the government cannot ignore the fact that separatist cadres have successfully infiltrated our educational system. 

“They have successfully integrated with fissiparous and separatist elements in rest of India. The JNU episode is an eye-opener,” said Agnishekhar. 

PK’s statement comes on a day when PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and described the meeting as “very positive” and “good” in addressing issues pertaining to the people of the state.

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