Mehbooba should take decision soon: Omar
Srinagar, January 12: The state of Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a unique political uncertainty with centre playing games, threatened Omar Abdullah. The working president of National Conference and Former Chief Minister of state, while asking PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to take decision over the issue of government formation impressed that there should not be further delay.
While talking to media, Omar said that it is understandable that she had lost her father and she was aggrieved but now the mourning period is over and there are 1.25 crore people whose issues needs to be addressed. Either she should take over or tell who is going to do that.
The party has given her the authority to take a call and she should do it as soon as possible. It is the last quarter of the year and budget session is soon to be commenced, the state needs a Chief Minister.The Governor is not going to sit and write the budget, he told the local daily.
Omar said this in his interaction with some media persons yesterday. However, according to latest confirmed inputs, the budget session set to start on the 18th stands cancelled.
Omar further gave an example of his father Farooq Abdullah, who swore in as the Chief Minister the day his grandfather Sheikh Abdullah died. Also, Rajiv Gandhi took over as Prime Minister even before Indira Gandhi’s body was moved out of hospital. He said that the official mourning period of Chief Minister’s death is over. It is time, when the state should get a Chief Minister.
“I personally think Mehbooba would go with the BJP because if sce doesn’t, it may amount to declaring that her father was wrong in aligning with the BJP. If she chooses an alternative with the Congress and Independents, it would be a chaotic situation with every MLA, particularly Independents, demanding their pound of flesh and some even the lion’s share,”, Omar said.
While asked about what he thinks about Mehbooba, he said that Mehbooba is not known as a politician but as an administrator, she is untested and untried. We have to wait and watch for her performance as the future Chief Minister and how she emerges as one, the time will tell.