Alleging that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and PDP-BJP alliance has failed, working president of the opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to realize the gravity of the situation as much blood has been shed in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ms Mehbooba should step down from her chair, the former chief minister said. “The J&K govt has failed, the CM has failed, the BJP-PDP alliance has failed. How much blood will have to be shed in Kashmir before the Hon PM realises the gravity of the situation in J&K? When will enough finally be enough?', Abdullah asked on twitter.
The NC working president also re-tweeted a number of tweets of former union minister P Chidambaram on his twitter account.
Demanding that Mehbooba should step down, Mr Abdullah said the Chief Minister should accept her failure to govern and inability to handle the deteriorating situation in the state.
The youth of the state “feel betrayed and are being pushed against the wall as the ruling PDP-BJP alliance has robbed them of hope while being solely obsessed with the goal of remaining glued to power, the NC working president said at a public meeting at Kargil in Ladakh region on Monday.
He said the CM should accept her failure as civilian killings, instability and violence seem to have become the norm in the state. She should step down before the situation deteriorates any further, Abdullah said.
He said regrets being expressed by Mehbooba after every civilian killings was not enough as she continues to augment the sense of hostility and alienation among the youth.
Abdullah re-tweeted the tweets of Chidambaran which read, 'Share J&K CM's concern that statesmanship required to get J&K out of the vicious cycle of killings. Sad that she does not see that her coalition government is the core of the problem”.
“The central government's muscular, militaristic approach to the J&K issue has driven the state towards the present catastrophic situation”, the Union Minister and senior Congress leader has tweeted.
“The PDP-BJP coalition is the gravest provocation to the people of the Kashmir valley. Mehboobaji, quit the coalition immediately and go back to the people”, Chidambaam said.
However, PDP criticised Mr Chidambaram and question why he could not do anything when he was Defence minister of the country. (UNI)