NC worried over Mustafa Kamal’s outburstNovember 23rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling National Conference (NC) is worried about how its workers will react to senior leader Mustafa Kamal terming Chief Minister Omar Abdullah weak.
Kamal, the younger brother of NC president and union minister Farooq Abdullah and the chief minister’s uncle, has said that Omar Abdullah was behind him being ousted from two key posts in the party.
Kamal was removed as additional general secretary and chief spokesperson early this month for his remarks on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and governance in the state. Omar Abdullah and Rahul Gandhi are considered to be close friends.
This is the first time that Kamal has hit out at the chief minister.
“The importance of Mustafa Kamal is because he is the son of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and is a senior legislator. It is also true that he was appointed to important positions by the party president and whenever he makes a statement, it’s bound to have a fall out,” a party legislator told IANS.
While a section of the party describes Kamal’s utterances as his “frustration” on not being a minister, there are some who believe that party workers are “disgusted” with the way events are panning out.
A young leader and Omar Abullah loyalist said there was need to bridge the gap “and it would be in the interest of the party if two are seen together and speaking in one voice on the issues confronting the state”.
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