Govt dividing Opposition: Omar

Srinagar: Former CM and Opposition National Conference working president Omar Abdullah said the government was trying to divide the Opposition to evade issues in the ongoing autumn session. Omar, who was leading the protest outside the Assembly complex over the suspension of four party members from both the Houses said the coalition government was trying to evade every issue on the pretext that the matter was “sub-judice”.
“We were compelled to sit outside the Assembly to protest against the suspension of our members in both Houses,” Omar told reporters. According to him, the legislators were suspended as part of a “well-designed” ploy on the behest of the ruling coalition government to weaken the Opposition voices.
Omar also doubted the intentions of the Speaker, saying “Congress members also stormed into the well of the Assembly but only NC members were suspended”.