‘PDP tried to gain political mileage out of Alam release’
ANANTNAG: Former chief minister and National conference president Omar Abdullah Thursday said
that National conference will not allow the new recruitment policy to be implemented. “When we had come up with the same policy PDP leadership opposed on the floor of the house. I won’t hesitate to admit that the youth of the state punished us for that in the parliamentary polls. But now we won’t allow the same policy to be implemented in the state,” Omar said.
He said that, if need arises, NC will move to Supreme Court against it. “We have already filed our objections with the Governor. We are hopeful that governor won’t give his approval but if he does we will move to Supreme Court,” he said.
He also said the PDP’s move to “gain political mileage” out of Masrat Alam release had backfired for the ruling party.
“When Masrat Alam was released PDP tried to gain political mileage out of his release but now( after his re-arrest) it has become like a stick in their throat,” Omar told reporters here.
He said that after the Masrat Alam was re-arrested, RSS took the credit for that.
“Had chief minister got him arrested it would have been a different thing as we can understand the compulsions of a chief minister. But it was surprising that RSS took the credit for his arrest. When the PDP-BJP deal was sealed we had said that capital of JK was shifted to Nagpur. And now the statement of RSS has proved us right,” Omar said.
He said that he has no regrets about what he did during his tenure as chief minister. “Whatever right or wrong I did as chief minister, I have no regrets as I did everything on my own unlike Mufti who is dancing on the tones of RSS,” Omar said.
On the composite townships for migrant KPs, Omar said that NC does not “want the imprisonment of KPs in the name of rehabilitation.” “If state government is serious in the rehabilitating the Pandits, it should make them live among the other communities as they used to do before the migration. We don’t want that they are imprisoned in separate clusters.”
“The move will lead to complete divide between the different communities living in valley,” Omar said.