Srinagar(PTI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday congratulated Mufti Mohammed Sayeed…
JAMMU(PTI): Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to recommend dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for conduct of fresh elections in the state if she is “unable or unwilling” to assume the responsibility as Chief Minister.
In an open letter to Mehbooba Mufti, the National Conference leader said “to dilly-dally is the biggest disservice you can do” to people of the state as they should not be denied an elected government.”If you are unable or unwilling to assume the responsibilities that are being placed on your shoulders, then you must do your duty to the people, recommend to His Excellency The Governor to dissolve the Assembly, and let the people make a fresh decision in an election,” he said.
Omar said Mehbooba’s reluctance to step up and take charge meant that in less than a year, the state had to be placed under central rule again. “No state should be denied an elected government, but I took some consolation from the belief, alas mistaken, that central rule would be a short-lived affair and you would take over after the four days of mourning,” he said. The working president of National Conference said the people of the state had a number of expectations.
“The flood victims expected to see a bigger flood relief package; industry expected to see the return of power projects; contractors expected to see more money for development; and unemployed youngsters expected to see more jobs. “Civil society was heartened to read that you were negotiating to ensure that divisive issues like the attack on our flag and threat to our special constitutional status would end,” he said.
Omar said the PDP president cannot blame the people for expecting to see all this happen. “Of course you can’t, because this was part of the information being fed to us from people around you”.