Omar calls PDP an amalgamation of swindlers

Omar calls PDP an amalgamation of swindlers

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday lambasted the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and called it an amalgamation of swindlers of “all shapes and colours”.

Omar said PDP leader Mohd Dilawar Mir’s conviction in a graft case on Friday displayed the party’s true character and political goals.

Addressing his party workers here, he said, “PDP leaders have been found to be involved in robbing everything; from rice to land to apples to forests and now fertilisers.” “There is nothing that PDP leaders have left untouched when it comes to their insatiable hunger for money. With their general secretary’s conviction by CBI, It seems that air is now the only commodity that PDP has not robbed and misappropriated,” he said.

However, the chief minister said that knowing the PDP’s “penchant for corruption and embezzlement”, he wouldn’t be surprised if Mufti Sayeed (the party’s patron) and his “consultants on corruption” soon find a way to steal air as well.
“Their leaders have not only stolen rice meant for the poor and needy, but have also stolen the bags that were meant to distribute that rice. Such is the outstanding calibre of PDP’s choicest new faces in politics. Lo and behold, today they have also officially been honoured with a gold medal for corruption in stealing fertilisers and that is a new addition to the list of rice, windfall apples, forests and custodian land,” the chief minister alleged.

He alleged that Mufti Sayeed was a master at doing the exact opposite of what he preaches. “A classic example of this is Mufti’s much parroted ‘Healing Touch’ policy which turned out to be a ‘Killing Touch’ policy when he singled out and killed all those militant commanders who had declared a unilateral ceasefire and come to the talks table in Farooq Abdullah’s government.”

“It was none other than Mufti who brought the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Governor Jagmohan to Jammu and Kashmir and it was his party that sabotaged all efforts for its revocation. He was the one who, as the home minister of India in the V P Singh government, supervised the annihilation of thousands of our youth in massacres that have become synonymous with the Mufti name,” Omar said.

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