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Angry young man Omar Abdullah embarks on tumultuous phase of his political career to regain lost ground

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By criticising BJP led central govt on the last day of the 11th Assembly in the state legislature and making clear his intentions of not contesting the Assembly polls in alliance with the congress party Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on saturday embarked on the most tumultuous phase of his political  career to regain lost ground under his feat and resurrect the party machinery in order to win the peoples mandate. Though Omar sounded emotional on many occasions during his fiery speech but deep inside he was putting up a brave front to keep his flock together to face the resurgent political adversary in the Kashmir valley. When Omar had joined office of the Chief Minister he was full of energy …

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Time running out for Omar Abdullah but PDP leaders not so Punctual too

Time running out for Omar Abdullah but PDP leaders not so Punctual too

Time may have been running out for the Omar Abdullah lead alliance govt in the state of Jammu and Kashmir but PDP leaders are not punctual too. On Friday the PDP patron and PDP President arrived more than two hours behind the schedule and instead of saying sorry to the waiting gathering exhibited false sense of pulling strings of power. To ensure gathering of media persons at a party function in Jammu on Friday Peoples Democratic Party leaders through their media managers had sent series of messages and press invitations through email to cover the function at Reen Palace at 10.00 a.m. The occasion was to welcome grandson of Maharaja Hari Singh, Vikramaditya in to the party fold. The event …

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Dr Farooq Abdullah missing in Action?

Dr Farooq Abdullah missing in Action- Srinagar

Former Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah is missing in action ever since he has faced drubbing at the hands of PDP leader Tariq Hamid Qarra from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. Some attribute Dr Abdullah’s long absence from the political scene due to his poor health while others speculate on possible reasons why the senior Abdullah is shying away from making public appearance too often. Though there is no harm in maintaining a low profile but for quite some time well wishers of Dr Abdullah have started registering his long absence from the public scene. The energy and charm exhibited by Dr Abdullah every time he is in public domain and in the company of well wishers is some thing we …

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NC-Congress min working over time to become more popular among the electorate

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After falling apart it is business as usual for the alliance partners in Jammu and Kashmir. The focus of the ministers has clearly shifted from running their department to managing their election campaign. And to do so ahead of formal announcement the alliance ministers are not much worried about the fall out of the 2014 Assembly polls. They are much keen on extending sops and announcing freebies for the voters to woo them and ensure their own popularity graph goes up. The decision to contest the assembly polls on their own strength was projected as major political development  but in the last few days it seems the alliance partners are keen on cementing their own positions and expanding their voter …

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Second rung leaders of National conference become active to seek party’s mandate

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After the alliance partners in Jammu and Kashmir announced their final decision to go it alone in the Assembly polls the second rung leaders of the National Conference in Jammu have become active. For over five years the National Conference leaders played second fiddle to their alliance partners barring few enjoying perks of power in the alliance govt. These handful of leaders were seldom seen in the public domain during the past years but now all of a sudden they have resurfaced from all directions and organising mass contact programmes to claim they are equally popular ahead of staking their claim for earning party mandate. For the time being the party high command has decided to lay their eggs in …

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Omar predicts NC would script a historic victory in Assembly polls

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Despite losing all the three Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir valley and facing multi corner fight in the crucial Assembly polls due in October-November Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday predicted his party National Conference would script a historic victory in the Assembly Elections. Omar said the people of J&K would continue to repose their faith in a party that has not only proven to be a bulwark that protects the State’s political interests and regional aspirations but has also ensured unparalleled and unprecedented development across the length and breadth of the State in the last five and a half years. According to a statement issued by the party the NC Working President said that Assembly Elections are based on matters …

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Congress workers against forging an alliance with National Conference in the Assembly Polls

Unhappy with the big brother attitude of the National Conference Ministers and senior party leaders majority of Congress workers on saturday warned top brass of the Congress party against forging any alliance in the run up to the Assembly polls in the state. The convention attended by AICC General Secretary Ambika Soni, PCC Chief Prof Saif Ud Din and leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad saw free wheeling interaction between party workers and senior leaders at Sainik farms in Jammu. One by one majority of party workers and senior leaders counted the shortcomings of the alliance govt headed by Omar Abdullah and accused some of the senior party ministers of ignoring the party workers while they …

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No pre-poll alliance with National Conference in J&K ?

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  Leaving its options for an alliance with regional parties open, Congress today said it will contest the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir with the aim of emerging as the single largest party in the state. “We are going to fight the (assembly) elections to be not only the single largest party but to give a government of Congress party as much as possible,” AICC general secretary Ambika Soni told reporters. Soni said the Congress party gears up to fight the election to the maximum advantage of the party. “How many seats we will contest depends on what course of action our leadership (Congress President Sonia Gandhi) will decide,” she said. Soni, accompanied by senior Congress leader Ghulam …

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BJP MLAs’ exposure by CM just a tip of iceberg: Devender Rana

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Chief Minister did not mention at all word ‘Dogra’, as is being made out by BJP Legislators The truth of BJP legislators might be disturbing even to the peace of BJP stalwarts like Mr Prem Nath Dogra and Mr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in heaven   Slamming BJP leadership for distorting facts to cover up their personal weaknesses exposed by the Chief Minister, Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said they cannot hide their betrayal of the people of Jammu by taking recourse to falsehood, deceit and mischievous machinations. “Embarrassed over public exposure of their sycophancy and pestering successive Chief Ministers for personal gains, some BJP leaders have sought to distort the facts by putting an emotional …

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Omar loses cool after BJP legislators held him responsible for severe power crisis in the state

Omar loses cool

Jammu based BJP legislators Monday provoked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as he lost his balance and stooped so low to call them ‘Chamchas’ of Dr Farooq Abdullah to divert the attention of people reeling under severe power crisis. Striking an emotional chord with the audience after witnessing loud protests  over power crisis in Jammu belt Omar said the entire state of J&K is facing severe power crisis but these BJP legislators have staged these demonstration only for the sake of cameras. He said they never raised their voice for last five and half years but now as Assembly polls are nearing  they are creating these scenes to befool the voters who elect them to power. Interestingly, senior congress ministers sitting …

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