JAMMU: A day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah railed against alleged “hurdles” being created over his bid to set up new administrative units in the state, the ruling National Conference on Sunday called for those elements to be exposed who were trying to obstruct such attempts.
Referring to Omar’s plan to create new administrative units at the block, niabat, tehsil and sub-divisional levels, senior NC leader Devender Singh Rana said, “Those who are trying to obstruct the process should be exposed as the party feels that they are working against the interests of the people of (J-K)”.
Addressing a public meeting at Thanamandi in Rajouri district, Rana, said, “This is malicious propaganda and a sign of frustration as these elements are unnerved about yet another bold step (by the CM) towards taking the administration to the doorsteps of the people.”
Speaking at a rally yesterday in Samba district, Omar, without naming coalition partner Congress, had said, “Some people are creating hurdles for me… But I’ve had enough time in politics. I know how to use what resources at which time to fulfill my mission and reach my goal.”
It may be recalled that Congress has demanded that the proposal to set up new administrative units in J-K be examined before any move at implementation.
A Cabinet sub-committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand is currently touring various districts to check the recommendations of the SS Bloria and Ganai commissions.
Meanwhile, Rana tore into opposition PDP for engaging in political opportunism, saying its leadership had found a new messiah in BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.
Rana slammed PDP President Mehbooba Mufti for having even gone to the extent of publicly eulogising Modi as being the only person who could take the right decisions on Kashmir.
Talking about the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, Rana asked the NC rank and file to get ready to ensure victory for themselves.