Former Chief Minister of J&K and National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hit out at the PDP-BJP alliance and said the ambiguity in government formation has adversely affected the political atmosphere in the State and had thrown it into an apparently indefinite period of uncertainty.
"PDP's efforts to maintain ambiguity over Govt formation are based on the presumption that this delay can be marketed as some sort of a moral stand that the party has suddenly found. Now that Mehbooba Mufti has herself admitted that the people of J&K did not benefit from the 10 month long PDP-BJP Government, one wonders who the actual beneficiary of this alliance was. With every passing day, the uncertainty in J&K keeps growing and for a State torn by conflict and political turmoil, this has potential long-term implication on peace and stability," Omar said, addressing party workers in Beerwah.
The National Conference Working President said PDP was again out to form a Government "with those people who were now openly advocating one, last open war against the Muslims of India."
"Are these the people PDP continues to be in an alliance with? The people of J&K have witnessed how the atmosphere within the State has been communally polarized since the PDP-BJP Alliance came into being. Sometimes truck drivers from Kashmir are burnt alive in Udhampur and at other times RSS is allowed to brandish weapons and hold marches through towns to harass and intimidate minorities. Was this the change PDP had promised?" Omar asked.
The National Conference Working President said if "PDP is in fact actually demanding something from the BJP or the Central Government allegedly for the interests of the State and its people as a pre-requisite for Government formation, they should let the people know what those demands are."
"Mehbooba Mufti should tell the people what she has demanded from the Central Government. Otherwise PDP can try to market any routine development as a demand they had sought from the Central Government and use this as a fig-leaf to justify its second imminent sellout," Omar said.
A National Conference spokesman said Omar inaugurated his second constituency office in Beerwah within a year and announced the allocation of 21 lakh rupees for 14 wards of Beerwah Constituency for various developmental works.
He also announced that a further 60 lakhs would be released in the coming few days for additional developmental works from the Constituency Development Fund. Omar Abdullah also dedicated four ambulances for a collective value of 60 lakh rupees for KhaagPoshkar, Narbal and Magam, the spokesman added.