The Modi government has failed the people of Jammu and Kashmir, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah commented today as the PM completes one year in office.
"For me the biggest test of this Prime Minister was helping the people of Jammu and Kashmir affected by the floods of last year. And in that, this government has single-handedly failed the people of the state."
Omar recalled Modi's stewardship of Gujarat and said, "Running a state and running a country are two very different things. It's tough enough to micro-manage a state, even a state like Gujarat. It's impossible to micro-manage a country, and a country the size of India, you can't do it.
"And therefore if every decision has to be sort of looked at a micro level right up to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), it's not going to happen," Omar told PTI here.
When asked about the perception that PMO was micro- managing the affairs, Omar said, "Look I am not sitting in PMO. I am not in the Cabinet. I am just telling you that the perception one has talking to friends in government and in business picking up from what the media has to say, there is no doubt that decisions that needed to be taken are not being taken. And the general perception is that's because the PMO…Very heavy PMO is involved in all these decisions."