Congress would ditch NC anytime: Kamal
‘No Threat To Omar, He Has Delhi’s Backing’
GK NEWS DESK
Srinagar, July 16: Senior National Conference leader and uncle of chief minister Omar Abdullah, Dr Mustafa Kamal has said that the coalition partner Congress party could ditch his party anytime leaving them in lurch.
Terming the coalition with the Congress as a “compulsion”, a local news agency KNS quoted Kamal as saying; “They (Congress) have always acted as cheats. They played tricks with late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah and could do the same in future as well.”
Ruling out any possibility of the removal of Omar Abdullah as chief minister, Kamal said the vested interests and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party was directly responsible for vitiating the situation in the Valley. Kamal said the chief minister, Omar Abdullah will continue to be in the seat of power and he will complete his term.
“Those who think that Omar is a weak chief minister live in fool’s paradise. He enjoys the full support of the party and also that of the New Delhi. The coalition government is not a daily-wage government. People who think that the government is going to topple, are just consoling and solacing themselves,” he said.
The chief minister, Omar Abdullah, he asserted had no role in triggering the ongoing crisis in the Valley.
He said the opposition PDP had “lust for power” and they were directly responsible for the ongoing situation in the Valley.
“We don’t know which agency is supporting PDP. They are responsible for the ongoing bloodshed,” he said.
In response to a query, Kamal said, government was ready to talk to pro-freedom groups but said they should shun the path of violence first.
Pertinently, in an interview to a local cable network recently, Kamal had said that the successive governments in New Delhi had chronically perceived NC as a threat to nationalism and, therefore, strengthened militants and separatists to uproot this party from Jammu and Kashmir.
He had held both, New Delhi and Pakistan equally responsible for decades of political uncertainty and turmoil in the state.
Kamaal had alleged that Government of India patronized, funded, protected and glamorized the Valley’s militants and separatist leaders, accorded to them warm receptions and also organized their foreign tours with state facilitation under a sinister plan. According to him, New Delhi’s game-plan in this entire process was to emaciate and uproot Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah’s political party which, he claimed, had struggled for dignity of the Kashmiris.
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