PDP shifted J&K’s power capital to RSS Hqrs: Omar

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Nov 2:  Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s reported remarks that the Prime Minister “talks to the RSS, gets feedback from them” on Kashmir have validated concern that PDP has effectively aided in shifting Jammu and Kashmir’s “power capital” to Nagpur.
“Earlier, I had sounded an alarm that PDP had surrendered political and institutional sanctity of the Chief Minister’s Office to the RSS and that the State’s capital for all practical purposes had been shifted to Nagpur (RSS headquarters).
“Today the PDP patron and Chief Minister has himself confessed that he trusts Prime Minister Narendra Modi because the Prime Minister gets his ‘feedback’ from the RSS. This is clearly an unambiguous coming-out-of-the-closet for the PDP and now the people of J&K have been formally informed of the long-standing nexus between the PDP and the RSS — which we always called attention to,” Omar said in a statement here.
The former Chief Minister was reacting to Sayeed’s remarks during an interview to a national English daily, in which he had reportedly said “the good thing is that on Kashmir, the PM doesn’t just rely on IB reports. He talks to the RSS, gets feedback from them”.
Expressing shock and disappointment at Sayeed’s statement that he had never “specifically asked for a package for Kashmir” and that he “would not like to make any statement demanding a package”, Omar said this was yet another sad confession of insensitivity towards thousands of flood victims of the State who were promised effective and time bound rehabilitation by the PDP as an election ploy in the midst of devastation caused by the September floods.
“While Mufti Sahab must be content with the sheer benevolence and patronage of the RSS and the BJP and the imminent game of conjuring figures in non-existent fund assistances that are routine, thousands of flood victims have real, desperate needs that cannot be sidelined based on Mufti Sahab’s personal political priorities.
“First Mufti Sahab’s Finance Minister mocked the flood victims on the floor of the Assembly by trivialising their losses and misery and now the Chief Minister himself has come out ridiculing their pain,” Omar added.
The NC working president said while it must be in the personal political interests of Sayeed and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to eulogise and admire the Prime Minister as an apparently indispensable, unparalleled leader, “one must remind Mufti Sayeed that the PDP-BJP ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ has been torn to shreds by the BJP under the approving supervision of the Prime Minister”.
He said the fact is that PDP continues to be in the apologetic servitude of the BJP and RSS purely and only to satiate the Muftis’ unending quest for power.
“It is equally astonishing how Modi and the RSS have suddenly become ‘forces of nature’ and secularism for Mufti Sahab and his party. One recollects numerous election speeches by Mufti Sahab and Mehbooba Mufti telling the voters that BJP could never be acceptable to the people of Kashmir and also deriding the Prime Minister for his ‘viciousness’ and ‘negativity’ and the repeated and categorical refusal of PDP leadership of its imminent tie-up with the BJP,” Omar said.

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