Omar Abdullah making 'U-turns' on issues of public importance: PDP
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Opposition PDP today accused Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of compromising sanctity of his chair by frequent 'U-turns' on serious issues of public importance.
"There is a degree of sanctity attached to CM¿s institution which Omar was compromising through his generally non serious observations that contradict him more than representing a policy of his government on issues of public importance," General Secretary of PDP Mohammad Dilawar Mir said in a statement.
"We sincerely advise Omar to go through his own statements before contradicting them so that the institution of chief minister is spared the public ridicule invited
against it as a result of his non stop U-turns," Mir said.
Referring to the latest statement of Omar on the interlocutors, Mir said it was a classic case of a political executive getting lost in a 'blunderland' of his own making.
"It is obvious that the chief minister did not mean anything that he ever said for or against the interlocutors and seems just shooting in the dark for gaining some relevance on political landscape. But in the process the institutions are becoming a laughing stock," Mir said.
Chief minister has described interlocutor's report 'as one of the most exhaustive exercises in the last two decades' and something that could be 'the basis for Centre-state dialogue' just a day after dismissing the former interlocutors as 'virtual nobodys', he said.
Mir said it was easy to guess the reasons for such a brazen reversal of his position even as his National Conference described the exercise as futile on the same day.
The PDP leader said it was significant that earlier his party had rejected interlocutor¿s report because it had ruled out autonomy as a solution to Kashmir issue.
He said Omar's 'acrobatics' on AFSPA have become a source of embarrassment for the entire state as he keeps setting newdeadlines day in and day out.