Alliance to save Jammu & Kashmir from 'current mess': Omar Abdullah
National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah said on Thursday that his party backed rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in staking claim to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir to save the state from its 'current mess' and uncertainty.
Addressing a press conference a day after governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the Assembly, Abdullah demanded an investigation into his claim that there was horse-trading and the use of money in the attempts towards government formation in the state.
The NC leader also dared BJP general secretary Ram Madhav to prove his allegation that the alliance with the PDP was formed at Pakistan's behest.
'You cannot undermine the sacrifices made by National Conference workers in protecting the sovereignty of this country. He must apologise,' Abdullah said.
No, misplaced attempts at humour won’t work. You HAVE claimed my party has been acting at the behest of Pakistan. I dare you to prove it! Place the evidence of your allegation of NC boycott of ULB polls at Pak behest in public domain. It’s an open challenge to you & your Govt. https://t.co/7cumKwKxuM— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) November 22, 2018
The governor's surprise move came hours after the PDP staked claim to form a government with the backing of rival NC and the Congress. This was followed by another bid from the two-member People's Conference, which claimed the support of the BJP and 18 legislators from other parties.