As the speculations over the stepping down of Omar Abdullah from the post of the caretaker chief minister galore, the state Congress chief Saif-ud-din Soz Thursday said Omar should continue in the interests of the state.
Talking to KNS, Soz said the stepping down of Omar as the caretaker chief minister would create ‘constitutional problems’ in JK.
“On one side, Omar Abdullah is right that it has taken a long in the formation of the new government in Jammu and Kashmir. He must be feeling fed up as in the care taker government, the administration becomes weak. He doesn’t want to take blame on himself.”
“Having said this, I would like to suggest to Omar Abdullah that he should not insist in quitting his post,” said the state Congress chief.
He added that the Governor of the state as the constitutional head had earlier requested Omar to continue.
“It will create constitutional problem and that Omar Sahib should avoid this decision in the interests of the state,” said Soz.
Pertinently, Omar is believed to have told the state Governor that it was not possible for him to provide relief as a caretaker Chief Minister to the people along the border in Jammu where constant shelling has led to loss of houses and migration to safer places. He was not in a position to help people affected by the floods in the Valley who are facing a harsh winter.