Coalition governments deliver better: Omar Abdullah

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Jammu, Feb 16 (UNI) It has been the ''weak leadership'' and not the ''coalition regime'' that failed to deliver up to the expectations in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC) president Omar Abdullah today said.

Mr Abdullah, while addressing a press conference, termed the coalition set-up of governments better than those with one-party majority, particularly in case of J and K which has only six representatives in the Lok Sabha.

''Coalitions can deliver better,'' the NC president said, blaming the leadership of present Congress-PDP coalition government in the state for deficiency in delivering up to the mark.

The present state government, Mr Abdullah said, had received ''unprecedented'' funds from the Centre but could not use them fruitfully as much as it could have.'' Taking in contrast with the Center's funding during the previous NC regime, he said, ''We had rendered much more than what this government has done.'' Mr Abdullah asserted that NC had not arrived at any pre-poll alliance in J and K, but he did not rebuff the possibilities of post-poll ties with ''like-minded'' parties.

Meanwhile, a former Minister in NC government, Mr Ajat Shatru Singh rejoined the party. ''We are happy to welcome Ajat back home,'' Mr Abdullah remarked.

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