Srinagar: PDP today lashed out at outgoing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his criticism of BJP on the issue of AFSPA, saying the NC leader was trying to subvert efforts of the party in carrying forward its peace and reconciliation initiatives in the state.
“After having failed to provide any relief to the people in his six years of near-chaotic rule, Omar is now trying to subvert any chances of movement in taking forward the peace and reconciliation initiatives that were started in 2003 and frozen under the NC-led coalition's tenure,” PDP Chief Spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said in a statement.
Omar in a tweet from London said “When I raised AFSPA, I was accused of playing politics with national security. The BJP negotiates government formation with the PDP using AFSPA and that is okay?”
The PDP spokesperson said despite having full support of the Centre and his alliance partner Congress, Omar could not achieve anything for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Instead he (Omar) used Congress and the UPA's support to unleash terror on the people and just survive as a chief minister,” he added.
Akhtar said the NC working president was heading a coalition without any agenda and Common Minimum Programme. “Omar Abdullah's only aim was to become the Chief Minister for the sake of it and he concluded the deal with the Congress in half-an-hour in December 2008, with just one condition that he will be the Chief Minister for six years,” he said.
“His mis-governance and corruption has left the state in a shambles with development process almost abandoned and government facing bankruptcy with bills worth thousands of crores pending in the treasuries,” the PDP spokesperson added.