I am not dreaming of becoming PM: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah monday said he is not dreaming of becoming Prime Minister of India as he was contended being Chief Minister of the state and focussing his energies for the welfare of the people of the state.

“There is a long queue and large number of PM aspirants are already standing in the same queue. I have not purchased any ticket to be there. Let those people who are dreaming of becoming PM continue to do so,”Omar said in response to a question posed by a student during an award ceremony in the Govt Degree college, Gandhi Nagar.

omar-abdullahClarifying his vision for the state Omar said,”I am keen on working for the welfare of the people of my state and bring some changes. If my contributions are worth it I will consider myself lucky.

Omar said he is not obsessed with the idea of becoming Prime Minister. If i will be able to contribute in improving the state of J&K i will consider my self lucky. He said the people of the state of Jammu and Kashmir had given me one opportunity to work for their well being and i have tried my best to deliver goods and on the basis of my performance i will go to the people to give us another opportunity to serve them, he added.

He said if situation in Jammu and kashmir would be fine the country would also witness peace and prosperity. He said i have played my innings and one day every one has to leave the field.

Sachin Tendulkar cannot play cricket for all times to come, Laeander Paes cannot play tennis continuously and similarly Baichang Bhutia cannot play football continuously. Every one has to leave the field for the new players. Omar said i sincerely hope when we leave the field for the new players they should be able to consolidate their position on the basis of foundations laid by us for the progress of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Omar said, today I am present among the students and i do not want to tell a lie. I want to admit before you all that i was never a topper who won various awards. He said i had only once secured a position in 3-4 standard and my parents were very happy. But afterwards i was a regular student.

Commenting on a political question why he disallowed visit of BJP leader Arun Jaitley to Kishtwar after the Kishtwar riots Omar Abdullah shot back at the student saying,”I ask you a similar question why did Arun Jailtley not go to Muzaffarnagar. Why did he singled out Kishtwar.”

Omar defended his actions by saying my first priority was to contain riots in Kishtwar and prevent its spread to other parts of the state. To achieve our goal and on the basis of our assessment of the situation we prevented leaders from all the political parties to visit Kishtwar. Omar said our experience of handling 2008, 2010 situation had taught us many things and we know that politicians presence in the area during such occasions trigger violence so we took the conscious decision of preventing their visit to the violence hit areas. Omar defended his action by claiming that he did the right thing.

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