Friday, September 17, 2010
Rahul's support for J & K CM
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has backed the beleaguered Chief Minister and his friend Omer Abdullah, ending any speculation in the wake of Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia about any new political alighnment in strife-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir. Rahul may support Omer Abdullah but the ground reality in the state and his poor performance demands his immediate ouster. J & K CM appears helpless in containing the three-month long violence in the Valley. The situation there is going from bad to worse. Today, the youth have come out on streets in full strength with stones and if any corrective measure is not taken immediately, it is no suprising that they could come out with guns to attack the security forces. Congress is the alliance partner of ruling National Conference-led coalition government of Jammu and Kashmir. Three generations of Abdullah family have ruled Jammu and Kashmir but never connected with the common people of the state. They are no longer democrat but have become aristocrat. Their body language itself speaks that they are no longer fit to rule the state. CM Omer Abdullah is young, but the youngsters do not find him affabable because he never endeavoured to know the ground reality in the state. It is not the question of Congress and National Conference but of all political entities in state and at national level to help restore peace and amity Jammu and Kashmir. It also does not matter who supports and backs Jammu and Kashmir CM to be in power but foremost important thing for the state is that if the replacement of CM would help restore peace, there must be that sort of effort by all right thinking political leaders in state as well as nation. It is beyond any dispute that Omer Abdullah as Chief Minister has completely failed and the overwhelming population in the state of Jammu and Kashmir wants his immediate replacement, though at present with Congress backing he is safe in the saddle. Union Environ Minister and J & K CM Omer Abdullah’s father Farooq Abdullah is lobbying hard with PM Dr.ManmohanSingh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for his son. But the general perception in the Valley is that CM must go. That is why Congress must think seriously on the issue of replacing Omer Abdullah with some one more suitable, acceptable and popular political leader of Jammu and Kashmir. And for that matter in the interest of the nation if Congress required change of partner, it must go for that.