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Mufti pretending not to be power hungry: Omar Abdullah

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 19:38

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hit out at the Opposition People`s Democratic Party chief Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, saying he is fashioned to pretend that he is not power hungry.

"The PDP patron is fashioned to pretend that he is not power hungry. It`s sheer hypocrisy and a blatant lie," he said without naming the opposition party leader.

The Chief Minsiter was addressing a rally of NC workers at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan here to mark the reopening of bi-ennial `Durbar Move` in Jammu, the winter capital of the state government.

"I am in politics and want power to serve the people, to mitigate their difficulties; satiating their developmental needs, wiping out tears from their eyes and ensuring they enjoy the fruit of prosperous life," Omar said.

Criticising the PDP for taking out a "so-called" peace march in Srinagar, he wondered why the opposition party came forth after the borders have turned silent.

"Where were they for all these days when our people were getting bullets alongside the IB and LoC," he asked.

The Chief Minister claimed the PDP has developed a trait of escaping the responsibilities when in power and crying hoarse over the solution of Kashmir issue and repealing of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) when out of power.

Taking a dig at Mufti Mohammed Sayeed`s claim over solving the Kashmir issue once his party gets 40 Assembly seats, Omar said that he had offered Sayeed the support of his 28 MLA`s to show it happened on ground.

Advicing PDP against indulging in double-speak, Omar said "the people are sagacious enough to read between the lines."

"They want performance and good governance," he added.

PTI
First Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 19:38

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