Omar asks Malik not to interfere in State politics


SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has asked Governor Satya Pal Malik not to interfere in State politics but to make the situation favourable for the elections so that people can take part in the process.
Omar while addressing a rally in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district said: “Governor (SP Malik) Sahab’s job is not to interfere in the politics here.

Politics is our job. The sole responsibility of the Governor and his administration is to make the situation favourable to conduct elections so that people will once again take part in the election process.”
He also targeted Governor for his remarks on Operation All Out. “There are contradictory remarks from Governor and Army over Operation All Out. We want to know whose claim is right. I too want to know whether there is any such operation or not. We would never want any operation where people are the targets in the form of crackdowns, killings and excesses. We would never support it. Instead of alienating the people we would like to bring them towards us”, he said. Omar said that his party will never support such operations that make people to suffer. “We will never support such operation where the people will suffer the most. The crackdowns, killings or excesses, whatever you will name them, even then also we won’t support such operations,” Omar said.
Later while taking to reporters, the National Conference (NC) vice-president said had his party and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah not contested 1996 election in the State then the militant-turned counter-insurgent, Kuka Parray, would have been Chief Minister of the State.
“Nobody can deny this or even I can’t prove it, this is my belief that if Farooq Sahab and NC would not had contested 1996 elections then Kuka Parray would have been J&K CM. Whether anybody accepts this or not it is up to them,” Omar said.
He said that they would try to understand reason behind the anger that led to youth taking up arms. “We would try to understand the anger of the people and find reasons behind the youth picking up arms after 2014. We would like to address those reasons”, he said.