Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah accused Governor Satya Pal Malik of "failing" to carry out his "primary responsibility". Omar asked him to visit those injured in the Pulwama terror attack and take stock of the situation. At least 42 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 350 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district that also left many critically wounded.
Taking to micro blogging website Twitter, Omar wrote, "The Governor of J&K has failed in his primary responsibility. He compounds things by preferring to appear on every single news channel he can find rather than rush to the valley to meet the injured and yet somehow Mehbooba & I are to blame for everything (sic)."
"It's mind boggling that the biggest ever terrorist attack in J&K takes place & yet for some channels/talking heads the only people NOT accountable are the central government & the governor's administration.
"Dear Governor Malik, some unsolicited advice from a person who has governed J&K for 6 years. Pls stop giving interviews, let your advisors do it. You will only make things worse by trying to talk your way out of this situation (sic)", he said in a series of tweets.
Dear Governor Malik, some unsolicited advice from a person who has governed J&K for 6 years. Pls stop giving interviews, let your advisors do it. You will only make things worse by trying to talk your way out of this situation.â€” Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 15, 2019
Please take the state plane & fly to Srinagar, visit the injured. Convene an urgent UHQ meeting & take stock of the situation. This should have been done yesterday but yesterday you were too busy passing the buck.â€” Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 15, 2019
Accusing Malik of "playing politics" over the issue and trying to "pass the buck", Abdullah urged him to be a "statesman for once".
"This should have been done yesterday but yesterday you were too busy passing the buck...You are a politician & obviously your first instinct will be to play politics but this is neither the time nor the occasion. Please suppress your desire to politicise everything & instead be a statesman for once. The nation will appreciate that more even if your party might not," he said.
Earlier, Satya Pal Malik has attacked Pakistan for the terror attack inÂ the Pulwama district. â€œPakistan is talking nonsense. The terrorists are holding open rallies in Pakistan, saying we will do something and openly threatening India. Stone pelting has stopped, so it wanted to do something. We have alerted all installations and cantonments as Pakistan may do something else,â€ he said.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â