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PDP nervous about being out of power, says Omar

Source: PTI
August 03, 2009 14:06 IST
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Taking a dig at the Peoples' Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday thatĀ opposition in the state is nervous and worried as they were finding it difficult to cope up with the fact that they were out of power.

Emerging after half-an-hour long meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Parliament, Omar said "I honestly am not worried about the opposition giving me a chance. I do not expect them to give a chance. People of Jammu and Kashmir have given us a chance and not the opposition. It is to them we are accountable and we will remain accountable," Omar toldĀ media-persons in New Delhi. Omar said the opposition "is nervous and worried. They see themselves out of power for the next five and a half years and do not know how to cope with it." During his meeting with Gandhi, Omar and his cabinet colleagues discussed smooth functioning of the coalition government in the state.

The meeting comes three days after Governor N N Vohra rejected Omar's resignation in the wake of PDP's allegation that the chief minister was involved in the 2006 sex scandal in the state, a charge rubbished by the Centre. "I had come to discuss the smooth functioning of the coalition government," the 39-year-old Chief Minister said. Omar said he thanked the Congress President for her "wholehearted support" to the coalition in the state which included in particular the "record" allocations for Jammu and Kashmir by the Planning Commission.

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