Reacting to VK Singh’s accusations that the army pays ministers in Jammu Kashmir to maintain peace and stability, Omar termed these charges unfortunate.
Breaking his silence on the issue for the first time Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah said, “We have no financial dealings with the army. His accusations have made our jobs more difficult and have dealt a blow to the credibility of the people working in my government and mainstream political parties specially in Kashmir Valley.”
“His remarks have dealt a blow to the credibility of people in my government I will take up the matter with the Centre for further action,” Omar said.
Asked whether the minister in Question (Ghulam Hasan Mir) would be axed, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said, “Leave it to me and my coalition partner Congress. We will deal with it.”
In an interview to Times Now news channel on Monday, former army chief Gen VK Singh said paying ministers was nothing new in J&K. “It has been happening since independence and everybody would have known about this. It is not something invented by V K Singh. Funding ministers is to get people together in Kashmir,” he said in the interview.