Jammu: Asserting that the PDP-BJP coalition has lost peoples' confidence, NC leader Omar Abdullah Friday alleged that the state was "suffering" due to uncertainty over PDP's leadership, and the administration was in a dilemma as to who was in "real command".
"On one side, Mufti Sayeed is seen working as the chief minister in Jammu and on the other (his daughter) Mehbooba Mufti is reviewing the government functioning in Srinagar as de-facto chief executive", he said.
Omar said this amid applause at a public rally in Ramban on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said that "uncertainty" over leadership in the PDP has "demoralised the administration" which is in a real dilemma, as to who was in "actual command".
"We have nothing with the internal affairs of the coalition government, or whether it is led by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed or Mehbooba Mufti, but the key point is that the state and the people are suffering", he said.
"The tailpiece of this entire drama is that the BJP is refusing to buy the idea of Mehbooba Mufti taking over as the chief minister, covertly questioning as to who has granted such permission to the PDP", Omar further alleged.
The former chief minister is on a five-day visit to the Chenab Valley districts of Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar.
Omar also claimed, "The PDP-BJP coalition has lost peoples' mandate due to its vision-less policies, misgovernance of over nine months and leadership deficit. They both are destined to loose their deposits in the event of bye-polls."
"If elections were held now, National Conference will form the government on its own, without crutches of others", Omar said.
The National Conference's Working President pooh-poohed the "hype" being created by the PDP-BJP combine over several issues and described the present dispensation as a "directionless and a driver-less vehicle which is clueless about its destination."
In this context, he referred to the "open feelers" being sent by the chief minister on the change of guard.
In a lighter vein, Omar wondered over the effectiveness of Mufti Sayeed as a chief minister, while citing his long speech during the Prime Ministers' Srinagar rally, encompassing state, national and international politics.
"The anti-climax of his political discourse was the virtual snub hurled by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi, who minced no words in saying that he needed no advice on Kashmir", Omar claimed.
Referring to the criticism unleashed by the PDP against the previous National Conference-Congress government led by him, Omar asked what Mufti Syed-led government has done during the past over nine months, except "owning" the projects taken up or completed during his tenure.