The Chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the enthusiasm of the NC cadre has sent shockwaves across the country and the "historic performance" of the party in the first three phases of the assembly polls had totally "unnerved the PDP".
Addressing a series of back-to-back public meetings in Sonawar, Abdullah said the decimation of Congress from the state was due to the "dismal, questionable" performance and conduct of its leaders.
"This is the reason why Congress leaders are busy in their blame-game," he said. "Congress has become bitter and nervous due to its complete decimation from and wants to blame others for an inarguably questionable track-record of its own leaders."
Abdullah said the eight decade-long history of NC spoke louder than any contrarian voices could. "We have always represented the political aspirations and sentiments of the people of our state and have given thousands of sacrifices to uphold the honor and dignity of our state," he said. "We have bled on the flag of Jammu and Kashmir to keep it aloft and we will never allow anyone to cast an eye of doubt on our political strength as a nation."", Omar Abdullah stated.
Ridiculing BJP's 'Mission 44+', Omar Abdullah said "BJP's Mission 44+ became 'Mission 4 Minus' when despite spending loads of money and hiring people to attend their rally they couldn't muster more than four thousand people."
Stating that the "dignified and effective" rehabilitation of the flood victims was his topmost priority, Abdullah said PDP played "vengeful and destructive" politics during and after the devastating floods and ran to Delhi to ask for elections while the Valley was still submerged.
"PDP and BJP are two sides of the same coin when it comes to their lack of empathy and ruthlessness towards the flood victims. Rather than putting their efforts where their words are, both PDP and BJP started a political propaganda about the floods and left no stone unturned to score brownie points over an enormous, devastating natural calamity," Abdullah said.
Omar Abdullah said his vision for Sonawar was one of development, job creation, tourism development and world-class infrastructure creation.
"During the tenure of my Government, we got 55 lakh tourists to the state as compared to less than 20 lakh in the tenure of the PDP-Congress Government. I see Sonawar with a lot of potential and I assure the people of Sonawar that I will leave no stone unturned to make it a global example in development and progress and that I will ensure that thousands of jobs are generated locally," the CM said.