x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Dual approach to PM Modi's Kashmir visit | Frustrated Pakistan adopts one more anti-India resolution | ICDS in Bandipora sans quality | Shoddy investigation leads to acquittal of accused | Court stays investigation against Aditi | Pvt Schools fleece people in Srinagar | J&K Assembly polls: Babu Singh starts campaigning as Cong candidate, may or may not get mandate | Road accident victim constable succumbs | 3 flying squads in each Jammu Assembly constituency: DEO | Power shut down | Forces remove stone with pro-ISIS, Pakistan graffiti on Mughal Road | Incident-free polls a real challenge for forces | Incident-free polls a real challenge for forces | Close on heels of PHE minister's resignation, employees take street | Overloading continues in Samba | Kishtwar remains without ration on Diwali | Local villagers staged protest demonstration against CAPD | Transporters take Soibugh people for a ride | Madni blasts Congress for playing hypocritical politics | For border dwellers Diwali remains dark, miss usual charm of festivity | PRP accuses NC -Cong of total failure in rehabilitating flood hit people | Police recover missing man's body | Interstate drug racket busted; HP kingpin among 3 held | Couple with Silver Nitrate detained at Srinagar Airport | 2 killed in road mishap | Connives with MD JK Cements to inaugurate Samba unit | 'Disappointed' Omar leaves for London | Bayern Munich face testing times, says Pep Guardiola | Party leaders try to meet PM, sent back from Raj Bhavan gate | Sham Lal Sharma's resignation, last shock to NC-Congress rule in J&K | Sham hits back at Devinder Rana, says his mentality influenced by his family environment | Modi's critics in Kashmir prove wrong as PM initiates flood relief measures | Fearing more embarrassment BJP MLAs not dare to drag Omar Abdullah in Court | Saina Nehwal bows out of French Open | Shortage of doctors, Pharmacists paralyses ISM dispensaries' in Kathua | Younis Khan scores record 26th Test ton for Pakistan | Annual Plan 2014-15 meeting unlikely to be held this year | Election Commission of India sounds poll bugle for Jammu and Kashmir | Kittel wins Criterium de Saitama | Clash at BGSBU over Diwali celebrations | J&K shooters leave for NZ meet | Govt puts bar on Vigilance clearance for penalised officers | Am on seventh heaven, says Pankaj Advani | Volleyball trials from Nov 8 | Sarita Devi remains hopeful of World C’ships participation | "Inter-District State Level Marshal" begins | Duggar Lok Manch condoles Kesar's demise | Azad welcomes EC decision of holding polls on time in J-K | KPC appeals KP community to observe Accession Day with passion | JKPDTU criticizes Govt for not fulfilling employees' demands | Lectures forum criticizes BOSE Chairman’s appointment | Gatka Refresher Camp inaugurated | Gear up for elections, script history: Hamid | Focus only on selecting good candidates: Bhupinder | J&K Launches academic scheme for students along IB | Syndicate meeting held at JU | Reen conducts door to door campaign | CCI demands relief package for traders | BSF 126 Bn organizes cleanliness drive at Penthi | SOS Hermann Gmeiner School organizes Alumni meet | To contest elections from Doda constituency | Netaji deputy, Nehru aide was soviet spy: British documents | Govt readies to rope in private expertise from industry & academia for IAS | Centre gives nod to Defence projects worth Rs 80,000 crore | Media has converted its pen into broom: Modi | BJP ready to form govt in Maharashtra, plays hardball with Shiv Sena | Chidambaram's advice to Sonia, Rahul Gandhi upsets Congress | Pak institute shows Manmohan Singh as president of Pakistan! | Transport Min courts controversy by not wearing helmet | Modi's chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian had opposed India on IPR till recently | WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 | The reality Congress refuses to accept | Kathua, a district rich in natural wealth | Back Issues  
 
news details
Toned down Omar believes he is most vocal CM
11/19/2012 12:23:10 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Nov 18: Omar Abdullah, who had though publicly stated that he is now less outspoken, believes that he is most outspoken Chief Minister of the State but still didn't have any trouble with the Centre.
"I have been the most outspoken CM as far as J&K is concerned whether in regard to the AFSPA unlike one of my predecessors who only discovered it after he demitted office. I have been talking about it consistently as Chief Minister," said Omar Abdullah at a Hindustan Times leadership summit, without naming People’s Democratic Party.
Omar also said he had publicly told both the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi that J&K is a political problem but he didn't get reprimanded for his statement from the Centre.
Former Chief Minister and his late grandfather, whom Omar admires most, was also initially publically quite outspoken against India but he toned down considerably after the Indira-Sheikh accord which ensured him power.
Dr Farooq Abdullah had also in the past at the start of the terrorism in the State, had expressed sympathies with the separatists but later on assuming chair turned out to be most critical of not only Pakistan but also publicly chided separatists. He had even once suggested bombing of terrorists camps in Pakistan with the former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee when India conducted nuclear test at Pokhran.
In tune with the DNA of the Kashmiri based politicians Mufti Mohammad Sayeed though spearheaded a political campaign which was perceived as against the interests of the Centere, but did more than any one else to further the cause of the India in Kashmir when in Power.
Mufti being the CM almost had wiped out separatists from the political landscape of the Kashmir, who now because of the wrong policies of the State had once again starting taking shots.
Omar may have been outspoken in the initial years in the office, but he had become quite now. His demand for lifting of AFSPA had not got any ears from the Centre. He was put in the dock on the issue of security of panchs by none other than Rahul Gandhi and had to face a bit of embrassment when union home secretary dictated terms on law and order during 2010 summer unrest in the valley, which eroded the authority of the State.
Now coming to the end of his tenure, Omar had stopped shooting his mouth, had gone down on twitter and had said his remarks had often landed him in controversy and said he prefers to remain quite now.
Omar symbolizes the brand of Kashmir politics, which is vitriolic and rhetoric when on the other side of the chair but are more loyal than Kings when shown of the carrot of Chair.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
 
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
 
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU