NC-Cong coalition a live-in relationship: PDP

JAMMU: The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday described the National Conference-Congress coalition government in the state as “live-in relationship” with the government’s credibility “at lowest ebb.”
“This coalition relationship is only a live-in relationship where no serious decisions are taken. The coalition is always a marriage of consent between two parties but this a live-in relationship,” said PDP MLC and party’s chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar Andrabi.
Andrabi was speaking on the discussion on Motion of Thanks to Governor N N Vohra for his joint address to state legislature. He said the NC-led government had made several promises with the people but “not even a single of those was fulfilled.”
“In their election manifesto they had promised Truth and Reconciliation Commission, getting back power projects from NHPC, and many other promises. What happened to those promises,” Andrabi said.
He said the coalition government “is far from its governance, and the common masses are craving for even basic amenities.”
Later, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah responded to Andrabi’s ‘live-in’ remarks, saying the NC-Congress coalition “is a friendship and is achieving new heights.”
“Those people who are calling our partnership a live-in relationship, let me tell them it is bond of friendship which is moving towards a success by scaling new heights of achievements,” Omar said.