Lambasting Peoples Democratic Party for allegedly deriving sadistic pleasure from festering wounds of people, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday accused it of indulging in deceit and shedding crocodile tears flourish its political enterprise.
“PDP has stung every section of the society”, the Chief Minister said while addressing a huge gathering organised by National Conference Minority Cell here. According to a statement, Omar referred to PDP’s ‘negative and deceitful role’ on creating facilities for the displaced people in Jammu and recalled the strange logic put forth by Mehbooba Mufti during a round-table conference presided over by the Prime Minister.
He said the PDP President disapproved of creating facilities for the camp dwellers by stating that if humane conditions were made available in migrant camps, the people residing there will find themselves in comfort zone and show disinclination towards returning back.
“Such a sadistic approach reflects PDP’s mind-set towards the people whom they want only to suffer so that their political enterprise keeps running”, he said, adding that this is how they were selling the miseries of people, be in Kashmir or elsewhere. He said his government is pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to create conducive situation in the Valley for dignified and safe return of Kashmiri Pandits alongside improving living conditions in camps till their return.
The Chief Minister also referred to Kashmiri Hindus Temples and Shrines Bill and said when the Legislative Assembly was discussing this crucial legislation, a situation was created wherein several parties joined together and opposed it tooth and nail. They were joined by those pretending to be the well wishers of Kashmiri Pandit community, he added.
“You have seen for yourself how the parties joined against this bill”, he maintained. Identifying himself with the community, the Chief Minister said he was not ignorant about their deep yearning for returning back to their homes and hearths when the situation becomes conducive for it. He said his government is working towards creating a situation wherein they will feel immense sense of security and decide to move back. “Till that time, we will do everything possible to ensure that the displaced people get all the facilities necessary for leading a dignified life”. He also referred to initiatives already taken for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits under Prime Minister’s package which, inter allia, involves jobs for migrant youth.
Omar Abdullah cautioned Kashmiri Pandits against the machinations of those missing no opportunity in exploiting their delicate sentiments for deriving political mileage. In this context, he referred to tacit silence maintained by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, without naming him, during his recent visit to Jammu. “He had all the time to name my family members but no word for Kashmiri Pandits”, he said, adding that it has been a trait of political chameleons to take no time in changing colours.