Srinagar, Oct 5: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and vice-president of National Conference Omar Abdullah these days is busy reviewing new Mahindra Thar and has stopped talking about politics.
On Monday, Omar took to twitter and described his test drive of the new Mahindra Thar as “very impressive.”
Posting a few photos from his test drive along with his father Farooq Abdullah, also the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on social media, Omar said: “Took dad for a spin in the new Mahindra Thar. What an amazing vehicle! I loved the short drive & can’t wait to take it for a longer one when it snows & off-road into the mountains. Take a bow team Mahindra. Kudos Anand Mahindra.”
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “It appears that Omar is in no mood to talk about the issues, which were raised by his party after the political leaders were released and the political process was revived in Kashmir. They seem to have realized that talking about Article 370 and its restoration is of no use as the Centre seems in no mood to relent.”
He said, “Omar has full right to express his views. He can review any vehicle and post his comments. This shows that he wants to avoid politics but wants to keep on hogging the headlines by talking about one or other issue.”
An observer said, “After the revocation of Article 370 and J&K’s bifurcation into two union territories, politicians in Jammu and Kashmir are finding it hard to survive. New Delhi taking over the reins of J&K has left the political leaders issueless.”
He said, “The National Conference and other regional parties had made an attempt in August this year to revive the Gupkar Declaration which these parties had signed one day before the revocation of Article 370 last year, but these parties didn’t get any response from the people. As on date all the regional parties are claiming that they are on same page vis-à-vis revocation of J&K’s special status and they are committed to fight for its restoration, but their statements have remained confined to papers only. All leaders are looking helpless and their silence is telling it all.”
The observer said, “For time being it’s better for them to talk about vehicles and post reviews about all other things other than the politics in Kashmir. Most of them are in a quandary and have no idea about what the future holds for them. Omar can talk about Thar as it won’t annoy New Delhi and it would help him to remain in the news.”