ANANTNAG: Stating that National Conference was fighting elections only to win, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that allegations levelled against former CM and his father are baseless.
“See we are fighting this election only to win. Getting majority is something more than BJPs mission 44 plus. We neither talk of mission 44 plus nor any other mission. But we are hopeful that we will win majority of seats and form the government on our own,” Omar told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Kulgam.
Asked why his party was not releasing the election manifesto even when the polls have already begun, Omar said, “We had decided to release the same the day I was in Sonawari. But later we thought that we should wait like other parties. Ours is ready and we will be releasing it by tomorrow.”
Defending his father and the former CM of the state, Farooq Abdullah’s alleged involvement in 113 crore Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association scam, Omar said that the report, which had appeared in a New Delhi based newspaper, was totally baseless and wrong. “Police was investigating the matter and once the investigation is finished everything will come to fore. The reports that have come in the newspapers are totally baseless. They are far from reality,” Omar told reporters.
Earlier addressing the gathering, Omar described Mehboob Beg, who recently deserted the party, as chameleon, saying, “Beg is habitual of shifting loyalty as and when the need arises. It was for the third time that he left the party. Earlier I had allowed him to return to the party fold ignoring all his weaknesses. But now the doors of the party are now closed forever,” Omar told the gathering.
Taking the credit of the development in Kulgam, Omar said, “Despite the people of Kulgam not giving mandate to our candidate from the past eighteen years even then my government paid equal attention to this constituency. There was no discrimination in developmental works with this place. But this time on seeing people’s support I am hopeful that we will emerge winners here.