Srinagar: Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's reported remarks that the Prime Minister "talks to the RSS, gets feedback from them" on Kashmir have validated concern that PDP has effectively aided in shifting Jammu and Kashmir's "power capital" to Nagpur.
"Earlier, I had sounded an alarm that PDP had surrendered political and institutional sanctity of the Chief Minister's Office to the RSS and that the state's capital for all practical purposes had been shifted to Nagpur (RSS headquarters).
"Today the PDP patron and Chief Minister has himself confessed that he trusts Prime Minister Narendra Modi because the Prime Minister gets his 'feedback' from the RSS. This is clearly an unambiguous coming-out-of-the-closet for the PDP and now the people of J&K have been formally informed of the long-standing nexus between the PDP and the RSS -- which we always called attention to," Omar said in a statement here.
The former chief minister was reacting to Sayeed's remarks during an interview to a national English daily, in which he had reportedly said "the good thing is that on Kashmir, the PM doesn't just rely on IB reports. He talks to the RSS, gets feedback from them".
Expressing shock and disappointment at Sayeed's statement that he had never "specifically asked for a package for Kashmir" and that he "would not like to make any statement demanding a package", Omar said this was yet another sad confession of insensitivity towards thousands of flood victims of the state who were promised effective and time bound rehabilitation by the PDP as an election ploy in the midst of devastation caused by the September floods.