February 7, 2015 7:58:23 pm
Asserting that People’s Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party are together as the curtains have now been lifted, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said these parties should come in open and form the government to bring people of the state out of sufferings.
“Now the curtains have been lifted, it is now clear that they (PDP-BJP) are together. They should now come in open and form the government to bring us out of the sufferings,” Omar told reporters in Jammu after casting his vote for the election to the four seats of the Rajya Sabha on Saturday.
“If PDP and BJP can come together in these (Rajya Sabha) elections why cannot they provide a government to the people of the state. Why is that we are made to suffer under the Governor rule,” Omar said.
The former chief minister elaborated on the point by saying that if they (PDP-BJP) can contest together in Rajya Sabha polls they should also form the government as soon as possible.
He said more than a month has passed, but these parties have shown no willingness to form the government.
On his party supporting Congress candidate Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha elections, Omar said, “If PDP and BJP can come closer in these elections, despite their ideological differences, our relations with Congress are very old and we have no difference on ideological front on secularism,” he said.
He said there should be no objection if NC votes for Azad and make him victorious to represent them in Rajya Sabha. He ruled out any compulsion as far as supporting Azad in these elections are concerned.
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