Jammu: Omar Abdullah-led National Conference-Congress alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday successfully completed 3 year of its tenure thanks to the continuous blessing from the Congress high command.

However, the Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party and the separatists left no stone unturned to destabilize the popular government.
Senior NC leader and J&K Finance Minister Abdul Rahim said, “The three year tenure of Omar government has been successful. The alliance will strengthen during the fourth year.”

The end of the third year brought a great sigh of relief to Omar as regime change issue has quelled. However, Omar faced some challenges over killing of two persons in CISF firing at Beniar during the New Year.

First two years of Omar regime witnessed several turmoils such as sex scandal issue, suspicious death of two women in Shopian and death of about 120 persons in police firing during the stone pelting incident. Several policemen were also injured.

The Junior Abdullah also had to face the issue of repeal of Armed Forces Special Protection Act (AFSPA) and Afzal Guru hanging issue.

Notably, Omar had dealt with crisis as an astute politician with strong backing of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

However, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee accused the Chief Minister of not taking it in confidence while taking major decisions. The CM’s unilateral decision to conduct Panchayat Elections in the state without implementing the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act providing for 33 percent quota for women representation in local self government.

JPN/Bureau