Congress worst example of opportunism: Omar

  • HT Correspondent, None, Jammu
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014 20:28 IST

Chief minister Omar Abdullah has expressed astonishment over the Congress leadership for making late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah subject matter of their campaign when he was no more in this world and also attacking Farooq Abdullah, who was recovering from life-threatening ailment in a health institution outside the country.

"I am surprised to observe that Congress can stoop so low to target late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah when both of them are not anywhere in the election race. The former has left the world for heavenly aboard and the later is undergoing treatment outside the country," he said and ridiculed the Congress for this kind of behaviour and uncalled for approach.

The CM was addressing election rallies at Darhal and Kalakote assembly constituencies organised in favour of National Conference candidates Liyaqat Ali and Thakur Rachpal Singh on Tuesday.

He said the Congress did not care for people or the welfare of the state but its leadership was only concerned in sticking to the power by somersaulting from one extent to another. He said their statements in this regard lucidly unveil the Congress party's thirst for power.

He asked Ghulam Nabi Azad to recollect the communal hatred and regional frenzy created by him as chief minister of the state in 2008.

He added it was the NC government that restored the tranquility and reunited people of Jammu and Kashmir, which was put at draggers drawn by Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2008.

He said the Congress at present was finding all faults in the NC but forgot the fact that the NC never asked it to support the NC in forming the government in J&K.

Taking a dig on the PDP, he said the PDP had been punctured by the reports that its patron Mufti Mohammad Sayed was in great trouble in the assembly constituency in Anantnag and was likely to lose the seat.

He said that people were well aware of the hollow promises of the PDP on employment and development and said that during the tenure of Mufti Mohammad Sayed, PDP instead of providing two jobs to each household provided political rehabilitation to Mufti Mohammad Sayed and his daughter.

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