Omar blames CM for volatile situation in Kashmir


‘How much China in involved in Kashmir, we all should know’

Srinagar, Jul 17Former Chief Minister and Working president of Opposition National Conference Omar Abdullah Monday blamed the Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for the deteriorating situation in the Kashmir valley and asked her to explain to the Opposition Chinese involvement in the state.

“Till now, she was blaming Pakistan for worsening the situation in Kashmir, now China too is being blamed. We don’t know which third country will be blamed for Kashmir. I never talked about China (when I was Chief Minister),” Omar, as per KNS correspondent, told reporters outside the Legislature after casting his vote for presidential election.

“As far as blaming Pakistan is concerned, we all know their role in Kashmir. But how China is involved in Kashmir, it must be discussed in the Parliament. And why did CM talk about China, how much China in involved in the internal affairs of Kashmir we all should know,” Omar said.

Taking a jibe at Mehbooba Mufti, Omar said that external affairs should be left to the Government of India.

“It is the failure of the Chief Minister that the situation is deteriorating in the state. She should do her own job right, leave Pakistan and China to the Centre,” he said.

On the presidential election, Omar said that given the Electoral College, NDA has an advantage. “But it is a secret ballot, so nobody can say anything with certainty about the candidate winning the election,” he said.

The legislators of the political parties, including ruling PDP and BJP, opposition NC and Congress, voted today for the presidential election. However, independent MLA, Er Rashid said he was boycotting the elections. (KNS)