Mehbooba Mufti fails to do ‘Chowkidari’ in 4 years: Omar


SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said the reason behind youth picking up arms was the failure of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s ‘Chowkidari’ in the State.

Speaking to reporters at Shangus area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on the sidelines of a rally, Omar said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mehbooba Mufti is claiming to have done Chowkidari for the people of State in last over four years, adding that it was failure of her Chowkidari that the youth are picking up guns in Kashmir.

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“If she has done Chowkidari for the State, then why current situation prevails in Jammu and Kashmir. Mehbooba has herself claimed that her party workers are feeling helpless, in case she had done Chowkidari then why is this happening,” he asked. She has failed to do Chowkidari in last over four years.

Omar further stated that prevailing situation including the loss in tourism and anger among people is the outcome of her failure in doing Chowkidari. He hoped that people of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency will teach a lesson to them.

The former Chief Minister also hit at ‘Chowkidar’ (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), saying whether an attack in Sunjwan or Pulwama, he has failed everywhere. “Chowkidar has failed in saving economy of the country. After demonetization, it was said that black money will be removed, but in elections the seizure of money indicates that demonetization has also failed. We don’t say ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ (Watchman is burglar) but he has failed,” Omar said.

Asked about allegations levelled against him by Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Sajad Gani Lone wherein he had stated that “Omar after culmination of 2014 elections had met BJP president in Delhi”, NC Vice president said that, “ask this question to Ram Madhav, not me.”

On highway restrictions, Omar said: “The decision was a Tuglaki Farmaan. We have already urged Governor to reconsider the decision. I don’t know what Governor is doing as even after a patient has died due to highway ban, the order still exists.”

“Governor has also claimed that the Government will not be formed in the State and the Governor rule will continue. I don’t know how come the Governor has made such claims. Either his intentions are not good or he wants to ruin the State by ruling it for a long,” Omar said.

The NC leader said that they demand the ban on highway be revoked at an earliest and the Assembly elections be held soon after the culmination of Parliamentary polls.