Kulgam, November 20, 2023 — National Conference Vice-President and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday, labeling their developmental promises in the region as a “bundle of lies” that betrayed the trust of the people, particularly in the context of employment opportunities and assembly elections.
Addressing reporters in southern Kulgam, Omar Abdullah criticized the BJP, asserting that their pledges of delivering employment, development, improved electricity, and other essential amenities were hollow and deceitful. He emphasized that the party had failed to fulfill these promises, leaving the populace disillusioned.
“They have done nothing but deceive the people. Despite claiming hefty allocations, the state of electricity in J&K has deteriorated. Why haven’t they allocated more funds to ensure adequate electricity for the people? During our tenure, the situation was far better,” Omar stated.
Commenting on the Amshipora Shopian encounter, where the Army suspended punishment for the involved officer, Abdullah appealed to the central government, urging them to refrain from exploiting the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed deep concern, suggesting that the verdict sent a message that the lives of the people in the region were undervalued.
“By this decision, the central government has sent a stark message to the people of J&K that their lives are dispensable,” he remarked, highlighting the gravity of the situation and the impact of such actions on the sentiment of the populace.
Omar Abdullah’s outspoken criticism reflects growing dissatisfaction with the BJP’s performance and policies in the region, raising concerns about the fulfillment of electoral promises and justice for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.