PDP nurturing corruption, says Omar
Chief minister and working president of the National Conference (NC), Omar Abdullah asked people on Wednesday to teach a lesson to the 'amalgam of opportunists' hatching a conspiracy against the state and its people to grab power.india Updated: Jul 02, 2014 19:04 IST
Chief minister and working president of the National Conference (NC), Omar Abdullah asked people on Wednesday to teach a lesson to the 'amalgam of opportunists' hatching a conspiracy against the state and its people to grab power.
"They have converged yet again to confuse the people by unleashing false and baseless propaganda against the National Conference and the government in an attempt to grab power", he said, adding people were well-versed in reading between the lines and understanding the only agenda of these elements was to seek power at any cost.
Addressing the National Conference workers meetings in Khan Sahib, Budgam, Omar said falsehood was always short-lived and could not defeat sincerity and truth.
The chief minister said NC belonged to common people. "It represents the aspirations of all kinds of people. The party has proved its mettle time and again and its fountain head of strength is commoners. NC has always withstood the onslaught of conspirators with the highest support of masses and emerged victorious", he said.
Expressing confidence in the workers of the National Conference, he said they would steer the party once again through troubled waters to achieve the cherished goal of 'Naya Kashmir'.
"Your detractors are out to put hurdles in your way. They want to damage the National Conference. This has been their desire since long but like in the past, you teach them a lesson again and raze their castle of ill designs to the ground", he said, asking the NC rank and file to make the opponents bite the dust in the forthcoming elections by handing over people's overwhelming verdict against them.
The working president of the National Conference criticised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its bizarre behaviour of making the party a safe haven for elements with corruption charges and bad reputation.
He said this had punctured the PDP's balloon of falsehood which was crying hoarse against corruption.
Omar said inducting elements with charges of corruption in the party and allotting tickets to them spoke volumes about the lust of the party to grab power by hook or crook. He added the party could not fool people who knew they were being divided for power politics.
Referring to the achievements of the government, the chief minister said the establishment of Panchayati Raj and creation of hundreds of new administrative units to enhance access of people to the administration, besides implementation of the Public Services Guarantee Act- a novel legislation- to ensure time bound public services to the people, were some extraordinary achievements of the coalition government.
He said there was a need for NC workers to explain to the people and make them aware of the impact of these policies for ensuring transparency and curbing corruption.