People's Democratic Party (PDP) general secretary Mohammad Dilawar Mir has said that chief minister Omar Abdullah has conceded his defeat ahead of the assembly elections by acknowledging that he is inaugurating half-backed projects to deny the new government any chance to inaugurate them.
Addressing a meeting of party workers in Chanpora on Sunday evening, Mir said now it is obvious even to Omar Abdullah that the next government is going to be formed by the PDP and that is why he is rushing through inauguration of incomplete projects as he did in Chanpora on Saturday by opening an incomplete building without any infrastructure in the name of a dispensary.
Decrying Omar Abdullah's question mark on impartiality and objectivity of the Kashmiri press, Mir said Omar's statement reflects the National Conference's policy to malign the image of Kashmiri people and the institutions of probity in the state.
"The National Conference has already labeled Kashmiri people as enemy agents, drug addicts and maha chor. Now the NC leadership has started casting aspersions on impartiality of the Kashmiri press by labeling it of 'packaging lies.' This is highly defamatory and contemptuous statement against the local press that has maintained objectivity and impartiality even in the most pressing circumstances in last two decades," Mir opined.
The PDP general secretary said since the NC leadership, the party and the government run by it are all on sale and have a fixed a price for everything from a ration card to a state subject, fixing of a contract or transfer of an employee, they weigh every other institution on a similar line.
Mir said the National Conference has failed to refrain from its unabated tirade against the people of Kashmir. "Omar's remarks about money being used to lure voters, has come as an insult to the people of Kashmir. It is most unfortunate that both Dr Farooq and his son Omar Abdullah do not stop making such wild accusations pointing to lack of integrity among the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Does the father and the son mean to say that all Kashmiris are a saleable political commodity?" Mir asked while seeking an unconditional apology from the chief minister on his remarks against professional ethics of the press in Kashmir.