Guv will be judged on how quickly JK Assembly polls are held: Omar

Guv will be judged on how quickly JK Assembly polls are held: Omar

Srinagar, Dec 12: Terming advertisements by the Governor administration about the work done by Satya Pal Malik after he took charge of Raj Bhawan as a ‘PR blitz’, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the ‘Governor will be judged only on how quickly he is able to give the people of Jammu and Kashmir a popularly elected government’.
Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, said any delay will be his failure.
“Jenab Malik Sb has launched a PR blitz. I won’t comment on the appropriateness of this. All I’ll say is that @jandkgovernor will be judged by one yardstick only – how quickly he is able to give the people of J&K a popularly elected government. Any delay will be his failure,” Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Abdullah had also twitter a picture of an advertisements on a new paper, listing the work done by Malik after taking charge as the Governor of the state.
Jammu and Kashmir is currently under Governor’s rule since June this year, which was imposed after BJP pulled out support by the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government with the PDP though the Assembly was kept in suspended state. However, the Governor unexpectedly dissolved the state Assembly last month shortly after rival political combines — NC, PDP and Congress — hinted that they would stake their claims to power. Mehbooba on November 21 released a letter on Twitter announcing that she would stake claim to form the government with her traditional rival, NC, and Congress. The PDP president’s letter was followed by People’s Conference chief Sajad Lone’s letter to the Governor on WhatsApp, putting forth a similar bid.
After facing criticism over dissolution of the Assembly, Malik on November 27 said that Mr Lone would have become chief minister of the state had he sought the opinion of New Delhi before dissolving the Assembly.
The Governor’s rule cannot be extended after it completes its six-month period on December 19. It is proposed to impose President’s rule thereafter in the state.