Youth picking up arms because of Mehbooba’s failure: Omar

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SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that 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.

Jammu and Kashmir, Apri 13 (ANI): National Conference Vice-President Omar Abdullah with senior party leaders during an election campaign in Anantnag on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

“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.

He said that BJP’s ‘agenda of alliance’ with the People’s Democratic Front (PDP) and the People’s Conference (PC) has given rebirth to guns, militancy, crackdown, fear, and panic in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I want to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi what the BJP has achieved from the agenda of alliance with PDP and PCP. What you have given to the state is rebirth to guns, militancy, crackdown, fear and panic,” said Abdullah, while addressing an election rally.