Omar Ridicules Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — National Conference Vice President former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took a dig at Mehbooba Mufti for her ‘garbage’ statement and said that the same people were “honest, decent and hardworking’ when they were with her.   

“Last year at this very time they were defending her in the assembly & council. With her they were “honest, decent, hardworking” people & after they leave they become “garbage”. The world of politics is indeed a cruel world,” Omar said. 

Omar also decried the statement of PDP President while addressing party workers in Jammu. He said this speaks volumes about lowest depths of political discourse. 

“Large scale desertions in the PDP are reflective of the anger among people for the miseries caused to them during the past three and half years.”

 He also referred to Ms Mufti’s observations about the BJP and its central leaders and said when in power she used to walk extra miles in praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that he was offering all assistance to the state even without asking.

 “Now Ms Mufti is seeing everything bad in the BJP, in whose company her government inflicted scars and bruises to the public psyche, which are hard to be filled”, the former Chief Minister said and reiterated commitment of the National Conference in serving the people single-mindely if given the mandate. He said Ms Mehbooba’s ‘toffee and milk tag to youngsters of the Valley’ is still haunting the people. He also took the BJP head-on for neglecting development and alienating the people of the State. He said disillusionment with the BJP is so grave that even its MP from Leh and several corporators in the LAHDC have deserted it.

Omar welcomed Mehboob Iqbal and Dr Shahid Mougal, saying this will further reinvigorate National Conference in the Chenab Valley region and contribute towards formation of a pro-people government in the state. 

He said his party has a track record of public service and development in the three regions. In Jammu, the National Conference led governments have a laid a strong edifice of infrastructural development, which is still afresh in the public memory, he maintained. 

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