Govt run by close relatives of CM: Omar

Jammu: National Conference working president and MLA Beerwah Omar Abdullah on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for what he called Government’s failure in implementing the Agenda of Alliance (AoA), defending the State constitution in courts hearing J&K related constitutional matters, enforcement of work and conduct in offices and handling of some sensitive issues.
Complementing Chief Minister for proving the feelings about her being soft separatist wrong, saying that “largest number of militants were killed in 2016” Omar questioned that if Mehbooba Mufti believed that Burhan was an ordinary militant then why the paramilitaries who killed Burhan were awarded by the Central Government controlled and commanded by BJP the ally of PDP. He also questioned that if BJP burnt his effigies during his Chief Ministerial tenure in the aftermath of Samba attack then why the right wing party is silent on Pathankote, Nagrota and Uri attacks. He asked the Chief Minister to explain that if during the reign of NC-Congress coalition she wanted judicial probe into the death of a single person Haji Yousuf then why she is denying to same judicial probe to investigate the killing of about hundred civilians.
He wanted to know that if Mehbooba did not show faith in police investigation in the case of the mysterious death of a single person then how the people can show faith in police investigation of about hundred civilian deaths.
Alleging that bureaucracy has been divided along parallel lines, Omar said rumors are abuzz about the transfer of the Chief Secretary only to generate the feelings of a fighting between the locals and the non local officers.
He questioned that how can the government be run smoothly when Chief Secretary of the State is feeling insecure?
Alleging that the government is virtually run by two close relations of Chief Minister Sartaj Madni and Sajad Mufti, the National Conference working president and former chief minister said that twenty one thousand premature transfers have been ordered in just two years of PDP-BJP coalition rule.
He said that government has transferred ten BDOs during five months of unrest in Sopore Constituency.
Asking the government to pursue the cases concerning constitutional status of the State, Omar Abdullah asked the government to engage some constitutional experts to contest the case related to property rights act which has a serious bearing on the stability of article 370. (KNS)