Lone targets Omar on new party remark

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 18: People’s Conference chairman and former Minister Sajjad Gani Lone today lambasted former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over his remarks that “New Delhi is dividing votes in Kashmir by promoting few local parties.”

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In a scathing attack at the National Conference vice president, Lone told reporters at Magam Handwara on the sidelines of workers meeting that Omar Abdullah needs mental treatment. “Omar Sahib should get his mental treatment done”, he said.
“Do we have to give power to Omar Abdullah after Maharaja Hari Singh. He got Kashmiris killed in 2010. Before that his father got them killed and maimed people from 1996 to 2002. Before that his father rigged elections in 1987,” Lone asserted.
The PC chairman said it looks that Omar does not want any other party in Kashmir except NC. “Should there be no other party except NC. Do they have a copyright?”, he asked.
Lone accused Omar of risking the lives of new people who are entering politics. “Let me tell, Omar Abdullah is not a kid. He is throwing lives of others in danger. New people have come on the political horizon. They are moving with few PSOs. Omar and his father and other family members are guarded by 600 to 700 security guards”, he said.
The PC leader said Omar and Farooq are cold blooded white collar killers. “The father-son duo are responsible for whatever happened in Kashmir in the last 30 years,” he added.
He accused the NC of eroding Article 370. “What democracy Omar is talking. They got people killed both by their words and letters. They eroded Article 370.”
Lone said if Shah Faesal had joined National Conference, then for Omar, he was a good person. “Now he has launched his own party, so he becomes Delhi’s agent. Omar should get his mental system treated,” he said.