Either Modi is lying or Geelani is mistaken: Omar

SHABIR AHMAD
ANANTNAG: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday urged Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to clear the confusion over his claims that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narinder Modi had sent his two emissaries to him seeking commitment on Kashmir.
“People want to know the reality. If Modi had really sent his emissaries who were they? If not, Geelani Sahab is mistaken then. Either Modi is lying or Geelani is mistaken,” Omar told reporters on the sidelines of a rally at Aishmuqam here.
“Both of them should come clear on the issue to remove the confusion,” Omar said.
Asked about the reports of registration of FIR against his father by the Election Commission, Omar said, “As far as my information is concerned no FIR has been lodged. Only the complaint stands registered which will be looked into.”
“I don’t think he (Farooq Abdullah) has done anything unlawful for which he deserves action. PDP has lodged complaint with the Election Commission and the complaint will be looked into. Everything will come to fore during the course of investigation.”
He refused to comment on his silence over the issues of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
“Since ModeSl Code of Conduct is in force I cannot comment on AFSPA. I can only say that our efforts for the withdrawal of the Act will continue,” Omar said.
He claimed that his party will win all the three parliamentary segments from the Valley.
“People participate in our rallies in huge numbers. On seeing the response of the people in today’s rallies I can say with confidence that we will manage all the three seats,” Omar said.
Earlier in his address, Omar took on PDP patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the party president Mehbooba Mufti for describing Modi as Vajpayee and said that Modi by harshly reacting to Geelani’s statement has himself punctured the claims of PDP leadership.
“Both of them were missing no chance to describe Modi as Vajpayee. They were claiming that he will follow the same policy on Kashmir as that of Vajpayee. But Modi yesterday punctured all their claims by denying having sent any of his emissaries to Geelani,” Omar told the rally.
He said that asking Geelani to apologize for his statement, Modi has made it clear that he is no Vajpayee.

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