Srinagar: Alleging that non-National Conference (NC) governments in Jammu and Kashmir weakened state’s special status, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday claimed that his party has a clear road map to address internal and external dimensions of the state.
The NC vice president Omar said that state’s special status was tampered with whenever NC remains away from the power corridors of the state.
Addressing one-day party convention at Beerwah in central Kashmir district of Badgam today he alleged that non-NC governments in J&K have proved detrimental to the special status of state. “The basic structure of the state was entirely obliterated by the opportunistic forces that got a field day because of our absence. From 1953 to 1974, 37 amendments were made to the state constitution making a pale shadow of what it used to be before 1953,” he said.
Omar said the very identity of our state is facing an onslaught from all sides and the severity of the situation demands a strong mandated government of NC that will put up a strong front for safeguarding our special position.
“Prime Minister Narender Modi insulted Late Mufti Syed in an open public platform. This would have impossible in a scenario if PDP had the numbers to run the government on its own. We have never seen such a thing happening in other states, where a sitting chief minister was publically humiliated,” he said adding that primary reason for that was a fractured mandate compounded with the fact that other alliance partners are always bound by central whip of party, which severely affects the working and maneuverability of government.
He said, “Coalition governments in J&K has proved detrimental to state’s interests and that the need of the hour is to have a strong nucleus to carry forward the agenda of peace, development and reconciliation.”
Mr Omar claimed that NC is the only party with a clear road map to address internal and external dimensions of J&K.