My compliments to Guv Malik for not looking to Delhi and installing a Govt of BJP’s proxies in JK, says Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah has ‘complimented Governor Malik for not looking to Delhi and installing a government of the BJP and its proxies in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Former Chief minister reacted after Malik said in an event that had taken place on November 24, in Gwalior, said that the Modi-led ruling government had wanted him to install Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference chief Sajad Lone as the region’s chief minister before the dissolution of the assembly last week.

In a tweet, Omar said:

In another tweet, Omar had said that he had never seen a politically appointed Governor going against the wishes of the Government of India.

In an interview with India Today TV, Governor Malik said that there was no political pressure or interference from the government of India, and that he was “completely apolitical”.

He said Lone was the first person to stake a claim to form a new administration. Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (which was part of the other prospective alliance) weren’t serious about forming a government, and wanted to see the state assembly dissolved, Malik said.

Kavinder Gupta of the BJP, the former deputy chief minister, said there was no pressure on Satya Pal Malik. The Governor was giving statements to remain in the news, Gupta said.

His comments come after regional mainstream parties staked a claim to form the government at the State level, which subsequently led the region’s Governor Satya Pal Malik to dissolve the assembly minutes later.

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