Govt Formation: Rise to The Occasion, Else Step Back: Omar tells Mehbooba



Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on August 15, 2015 in Srinagar’s Bakhshi stadium.

Stepping up the ante, National Conference working president and former CM Omar Abdullah Tuesday asked the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to “either rise to the occasion or step back” in the wake of governor’s rule in J&K.

In an open letter which appeared in NDTV, Omar said that her “fear” to step into the skin of her father cannot be held on grounds “enough to deny the people an elected government.”

Omar sought answer to question of delaying formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir. “If you are unable or unwilling to assume the responsibilities that are being placed on your shoulders, then you must do your duty to the people, recommend to His Excellency The Governor to dissolve the Assembly, and let the people make a fresh decision in an election,” he wrote.

Omar said that the people of the state cannot be expected to wait for you to make up your mind. “Taking over now is not a sign of being power hungry, but not taking over is certainly an abuse of the trust the people placed in you and your party.”

Omar also termed the dithering over the issue as “biggest disservice to the people of J&K”.


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