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Mehbooba should accept her failure and step down: Omar Abdullah

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Kargil, Monday, 07 May 2018: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday said Mehbooba Mufti should accept her failure to govern and her inability to handle the deteriorating situation in the State and step down from her chair.

Addressing a public meeting at Kargil Monday, the Omar said youth across the State feel betrayed and were being pushed against the wall as the ruling alliance had robbed them of hope while being solely obsessed with the goal of remaining glued to power.

“As civilian killings, instability and violence seem to have become the norm in the State, the time has come for Mehbooba Mufti to accept her failure and the grave costs of PDP’s sell-out. She should step down as the Chief Minister before the situation deteriorates any further. The Government seems to be a mute spectator as the State is sliding back into what appears to be another period of armed turmoil and instability. It is not enough that the Chief Minister regrets unabated civilian killings in the Valley while she continues to augment the sense of hostility and alienation among the youth. She cannot offer a solution as long as she continues to be the basis of what is happening in the State today”, Omar said while addressing the public meeting.

“Every region of the State, including Kargil, Ladakh and Jammu, has seen the adverse ramifications of the divisive, Machiavellian politics that the PDP-BJP Alliance seems to have made a cornerstone of its existence. People have been pitted against one another on the basis of region and religion to facilitate political dividends for the powers that be,” he said, adding, the Government isn’t even pretending to engage with the youth and all promises of dialogue and reconciliation have turned out to be grand, elaborate lies.

He said Kargil was a classic example of the Chief Minister’s inability to govern and had suffered enormously on account of rank misgovernance in the last three years. “Almost every single developmental work initiated by the previous Government has been abandoned by the PDP-BJP Government,” he said.

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