Ganderbal: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today took on ruling coalition partner Congress, saying the party was taking credit for the good work done by the government while blaming the National Conference for the bad.
"Some people who are opposing us today are the ones who were in the government with us for the last six years. We created new administrative units, but they (Congress leaders) are taking credit.
"It is surprising that they are ready to take credit for the good things done by the government, but they say Omar Abdullah is responsible for any wrong that happened," Omar said addressing an election rally here.
Citing an example, the NC working president said a Congress minister put the blame of floods on the Chief Minister when it was his party colleague who was in charge of the concerned department.
He said it was fine with him when he was held responsible for the floods, but asked "what about the development then? The credit too should go to me then.
"They (Congress) say the roads were built by them. They claim credit for new administrative units, for healthcare and employment. Is this justice that they claim credit for developmental works while holding me responsible for the floods?" the chief minister said.
Omar said his government did a lot for the people of the state and a lot more was needed to be done.
"My government brought down militancy by 70 per cent. I remember the (2008) elections when our youth supporters covered their faces with veils because of the fear. No one was ready to take part in political gatherings. It is the result of these six years that we have achieved much. I would not say we have achieved 100 per cent, but we have been successful to a large extent," he said.
Asking people to vote for his party, Omar exuded confidence that NC would form the next government.
"The mission of the party is to get the state rid of the gun, AFSPA and communalism and usher in an era of development and prosperity. And for that we are presenting ourselves again in front of you with a hope that in the coming elections you will vote in favour of the NC," he said.