PDP leadership dupes voters: Omar
Accusing opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) of duping voters by remaining absent from the legislative proceedings, chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked the people to ensure permanent eviction of PDP legislators from the legislative assembly in next elections.india Updated: Jun 01, 2013 19:20 IST
Accusing opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) of duping voters by remaining absent from the legislative proceedings, chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked the people to ensure permanent eviction of PDP legislators from the legislative assembly in next elections.
"The PDP leadership love to remain away from assembly and prefer talking outside of it, so they should be given full opportunity of this nature during the six years following general elections," he said.
"They need to be replaced by persons who are public's friends and enthusiastic to serve people meaningfully and making government answerable on all fronts," he added.
Omar made this statement while addressing a public gathering after inaugurating a power grid station at Delina.
The chief minister told the people to teach a befitting lesson to PDP legislators, including those from Baramulla, Sangrama and Pattan, for ignoring their legitimate duty to highlight public grievances in the assembly and getting relief for them.
"These people deserve to be kept out of the legislature business as they themselves prefer this style of functioning," he said.
The CM said the PDP and its legislators, when in power, torpedoed the resolution brought by MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami and supported by National Conference in the legislative assembly for honourable return of youth, who had gone to POK but had not taken gun to indulge in violence.
"The PDP denied the youth of Kashmir the chance of return and to live a peaceful life despite raising false slogan of 'healing touch'," he said.
"Now, under the appeasement attitude which is the trait of this party (PDP), its legislators are seen in front row to welcome those returning from POK," he said and cited the example of a PDP MLA who was seen in the front while receiving Liyaqat Khan.
He also reminded the people of the announcement made by PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Ganderbal as the then chief minister asked the gun-wielding youth to surrender saying "your representatives (PDP leadership) have come to the power".
The chief minister said that all are witness to the miserable treatment these youth got during the tenure of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. "Not only this, their next of kin and family members were blacklisted for grant of passports and government employment by the PDP leadership who unfortunately talked about healing touch from the top of their voice," he said.
First Published: Jun 01, 2013 19:19 IST