Omar Abdullah lashes out at PDP
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SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday blamed the PDP for bringing the state under Governor’s rule and accused its patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed of continuing the deadlock over government formation to get a full six-year term as Chief Minister.
“It’s been months since the state had a full fledged administration and the people can’t wait for Mufti Sayeed to negotiate his six-year term,” Omar tweeted after the state was put under Governor’s rule.
The Working President of National Conference (NC) said restoration and rehabilitation in the wake of the floods was suffering as accountable administration was absent besides there was a humanitarian problem on the border.
“Yet the @jkpdp would like the limbo to continue as people suffer only so the Mufti can force a 6 yr term as CM from the BJP,” he said.
He termed as “amazing” PDP’s contention that NC’s offer of support to it in government formation was non-serious.
“For the @jkpdp to claim that my offer to them was a non-serious one is amazing. They know who the intermediary was so they should ask him,” Omar said. The NC had offered support to the PDP, which has 28 MLAs, on December 23 when election results were announced.
“I’m sorry after an election with such a good turnout we have a situation of Governor’s rule but as I’ve maintained the onus lies with “JKPDP,” he said. political parties for formation of a stable government in the State.
“We could have forged an alliance…We are in touch with different parties as informal channels are open with all parties,” he said. Akhtar said the party will continue its efforts for formation of a stable government in the State. “We are hopeful that we will be able to form a stable government soon,” he added.
Asked if fresh elections in the State was a possibility, Akhtar said “we will discuss the situation if it comes to that”.