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Omar Abdullah questions government’s normalcy claims

Commences PirPanjal tour, addresses public gathering at Poonch

Post by on Sunday, May 15, 2022

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Poonch, May 14: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah Saturday questioned the incumbent government on its normalcy claims saying that the situation on ground has vindicated his party's stand on August 05, 2019 decisions.
Omar said this while addressing a public gathering at KrishanChander Park Poonch. He is on a week-long PirPanjal tour.
Omar said that during his stint as the Chief Minister of the J&K state, the funds allocated from the Center to the state were judiciously allocated for public infrastructure and utility services in every part of the state without any discrimination. But the good work in terms of infrastructure augmentation, he stated, went unnoticed because of the failure of the party to bang a drum about it.
“As a result we lost connection with our people. Our adversaries took advantage of our weakness and wreaked havoc on our state. We had pre-warned our people that our flag is the symbol of our empowerment. People made light of our words of caution. We kept on repeating that if the NC flag weakens, we all will weaken, since this flag hinders them from harming us. People didn't pay any heed and 2019 happened. Some of us bought. Some of us were misled. We were divided on regional and religious lines but the brunt was born by all of us in equal measures,” he said.  
Earlier, he paid obeisance at ‘Peer kiGali’ shrine on Mughal road and prayed for lasting peace in J&K.
Among others party’s general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, senior leader MianAltaf, chief spokesperson TanvirSadiq, provincial president Jammu Rattan Lal Gupta, senior leader JavedRana, YNC provincial president Aijaz Jan, deputy political advisor to VP MudassirShahmiri were also present on the occasion.

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