Srinagar, May 07: Former Jammu Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Monday took on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti saying that “blood is the price Kashmiris are paying blood paying for you to remain CM & for PDP & BJP to remain partners in crime”.
In a series of tweet National Conference’s Working President said: “Your tweet has a hollow ring to it. At least your brother was more honest than you. This blood is the price Kashmiris are paying for you to remain CM & for PDP & BJP to remain “partners in crime” (sic).”
Saddam Padder along with his four associates, including assistant professor turned militant Dr Muhammad Rafi Bhat of Ganderbal were killed on Sunday during a gunfight in Badigam village of district Shopian.
Five civilians were also shot dead by the government forces.
Omar, in a statement later, said that CM Mehbooba should “accept her failure to govern and her inability to handle the deteriorating situation in the State and step down from her chair”.
Addressing a rousing public meeting at Kargil Monday, Omar said that youth across the State “feel betrayed and were being pushed against the wall as the ruling alliance had robbed them of hope while being solely obsessed with the goal of remaining glued to power”.
“As civilian killings, instability and violence seem to have become the norm in the State, the time has come for Mehbooba Mufti to accept her failure and the grave costs of PDP’s sell-out. She should step down as the Chief Minister before the situation deteriorates any further. The Government seems to be a mute spectator as the State is sliding back into what appears to be another period of armed turmoil and instability. It is not enough that the Chief Minister regrets unabated civilian killings in the Valley while she continues to augment the sense of hostility and alienation among the youth. She cannot offer a solution as long as she continues to be the basis of what is happening in the State today,” he said.