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I don’t expect Assembly session to be smooth: Omar

J&K CM Omar Abdullah said he did not expect the coming session of the state Assembly to be smooth as the government faced a "destructive opposition".



Magam (Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said he did not expect the coming
session of the state Assembly to be smooth as the government
faced a "destructive opposition".

"We do have, unfortunately, a fairly destructive
opposition in Jammu and Kashmir. I hope we can convert what
has otherwise been a destructive sort of mindset into a more
constructive one," Omar told reporters on sidelines of a
function here, 20km from Srinagar.

He said there was "no issue" which the government was not
willing to discuss.

"There is no subject that is off the table. We only hope
that House is allowed to function and people`s genuine
concerns are addressed in the Assembly," Omar said.
Pandemonium ruled the summer session of assembly in
Srinagar as issues like clemency for Parliament attack convict
Afzal Guru, disqualification of BJP MLAs for cross voting and
death of ruling National Conference worker in police custody
led to frequent adjournments.

"I have no doubt that, time to time, storm clouds will
hover over the assembly," Omar said.
The Budget session of the state assembly is scheduled to
begin February 23.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated 50 MVA Grid
Station at Magam and also addressed a public rally.
PTI

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