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"All is not well" in PDP-BJP coalition: Omar Abdullah


Srinagar, Jul 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said all was "not well" with the PDP-BJP coalition and alleged that the state government had not kept its promises made to the people.

"There are differences in the (PDP-BJP) coalition, no body can deny that.

All not well in PDP-BJP coalition: Omar

If you need evidence, just look at Chief Minister's iftaar party in Delhi yesterday where no Central BJP leader was present," Omar told reporters after paying tribute to martyrs of 1931.

The working president of the opposition National Conference said if relations would have been smooth, somebody from the BJP would have been present at the official Iftaar party of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

"Surprisingly, some senior Congress leaders, who have good relations with Mufti Sahib, were present. This shows how much strain there is in the coalition.

"They (PDP and BJP) have come together for power and to deceive the people and to worsen the situation in this state," he added.

Omar also lashed out at Sayeed saying the the restrictions in downtown city were evidence of how the Chief Minister was going about his 'Battle of Idea' slogan.

"Mufti Sayeed used to say it is battle of ideas and we saw it today. Entire downtown is under curfew and those whose ideas he used to talk about, have been arrested. This is the situation every Friday. During my tenure, when we had to occasionally resort to such tactics, look at what Mehbooba Mufti used to say. Why is she silent today?" he asked.

Asked about absence of BJP ministers from official functions today at Martyrs graveyard, Omar said "ask this question to PDP who opened doors for them (BJP) here. We had said this at the beginning that coming (to power) of BJP was dangerous for the state. If we had been power hungry, BJP was ready to join hands with us at the outset."


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