Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today lashed out at the PDP-BJP coalition, alleging the state was reeling under an “atmosphere of political uncertainty and chaos” as there was no sign of basic governance and stability.
“The state is reeling under an atmosphere of political uncertainty and chaos as there is no sign of basic governance and stability. Local youth are yet again choosing the path of militancy thanks to PDP’s brazen sell-out to the BJP. The same young men who were promised that PDP would keep BJP and RSS out of the state have been betrayed and stunned into a psychological trauma post PDP’s alliance with BJP,” Omar said.
The former chief minister was addressing his party workers in Pulwama and Budgam districts after launching a membership drive.
Omar said peace and stability in the state has been “wasted” by a Government that is “invested in dividing the people” of the state on the basis of region and religion.
“The Chief Minister (Mufti Mohammad Sayeed) is completely clueless. He has maintained a conspicuous silence on all crucial issues and developments. At this pace we will soon be apprehensive about the situation returning to what it was in the early nineties. The hard earn peace and stability in the State has now been wasted by a Government that is clearly invested in dividing the people of J and K on the basis of region and religion,” he said.
The National Conference (NC) working president said Sayeed and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti have “sold their voice” for the trappings of power.
“The tragic reality is that PDP has fallen from the moral high of ‘Self Rule’ to a humiliating state of submission where the party is now instead asking for the Nagaland Peace Process to be emulated here. Is the Kashmir issue similar to the Nagaland problem?
“What’s PDP’s stand about its Self-Rule document now? Does it even exist? Sadly Sayeed and Mehbooba have sold their voice for the trappings of power – so they won’t be allowed to answer these questions by the BJP,” Omar said.