Congress attacked by Omar for taking credit of administrative units



JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today charged that Congress was trying to take credit for the creation of new administrative units by his government when the party had actually wanted to put the issue on backburner.

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“Congress was not at all interested in the creation of new administrative units and their leaders told me personally and directly that this was not their priority and the issue could be put on backburner,” Omar said while addressing an election rally here today.

“I do not want to indulge in divulging their (Congress’s) shortcomings, but their attitude compels me to speak in public to set the records straight,” he said.

Omar said he had to put his chair at “stake” for bridging the gap between the government and people by creating new administrative units through the state.

“Now, when these administrative units have already been set up, Congress is being boastful about the decision and wants to take all credit for it and other important measures taken by National Conference-led government,” he said.

Targeting the Opposition PDP, Omar said, “Parties like PDP have made politics a trade to obtain personal profits out of it.”