SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullahon Monday said the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti should accept her “failure to govern” and her inability to handle the deteriorating situation in the state and step down from her chair.
Addressing a rousing public meeting at Kargil on Monday, the Omar said youth across the state feel betrayed and were being pushed against the wall as the ruling alliance had robbed them of hope while being solely obsessed with the goal of remaining glued to power.
“As civilian killings, instability and violence seem to have become the norm in the State, the time has come for Mehbooba Mufti to accept her failure and the grave costs of PDP’s sell-out. She should step down as the chief minister before the situation deteriorates any further,” he said.
NC working president said government seems to be a mute spectator as the state is sliding back into what appears to be another period of armed turmoil and instability. “It is not enough that the chief minister regrets unabated civilian killings in the valley while she continues to augment the sense of hostility and alienation among the youth. She cannot offer a solution as long as she continues to be the basis of what is happening in the state today,” he said.
“PDP’s U-turn in 2014 has cost the state hundreds of precious young lives and the most tragic part is how the chief minister continues to be a mode of denial,” he added.