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Omar Accuses Mehbooba of Wavering on Government Formation

Omar said for over two months, the state has witnessed a roller-coaster performance of political posturing from PDP.

Published: 24th March 2016 08:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2016 09:03 PM   |  A+A-

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In this file photo, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. (PTI)

By PTI

JAMMU: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today accused PDP President Mehbooba Mufti of showing indecisive and wavering leadership on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

"If the last two months are a precursor and an indication of the next more than four years to come - God save our state for such indecisive, wavering leadership," he wrote on his Facebook page.

Omar said for over two months, the state has witnessed a roller-coaster performance of political posturing from PDP underlined by a display of indecisive leadership. "After the demise of late Mufti (Mohammad Sayeed) Sahib, Mehbooba Mufti declared her unwillingness to take over the reins of power unless BJP and the central government announced certain confidence building measures (CBMs)," he said.

Mehbooba had termed her father's decision to align with BJP as an "unpopular" one, he said and noted that her intentions were viewed as docile and noble - at least as far as BJP is concerned. "She wanted to be seen as a rebel who was immune to the temptation of power that her father had succumbed to. What started as her claim for higher moral ground has ended in the same old territory of serious contradictions - by now an all too familiar hallmark of her politics and that of her party's," he said.

PDP is now clearly about to form the government with BJP and Mehbooba Mufti would become the Chief Minister, shattering the expectations raised by them for the last two months, he said.

Omar questioned as to how such a leadership will confront divisive forces that threaten the state's integrity, its amity and its peace. "How will such indecisiveness affect the state politically and economically is something that remains to be seen. Sadly, the script seems to have been written and the preview is alarming," he said.



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