Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Independence Day, saying a hope has been rekindled and time had come to translate his resolve into action by making a real difference on ground in the State.
Winding up his five day visit to the border districts of Poonch and Rajouri, Omar Abdullah said while addressing a party rally in Rajouri and referred to the Prime Minister’s statement that the persistent issue can be resolved by embracing everybody in the state and said: “Let the Centre come forward, embrace the people and help Jammu and Kashmir steer out of its difficulties”.
“Prime Minister is like a father figure; he belongs to entire nation and entire nation belongs to him. He has to own all and his words from ramparts of Red Fort were soothing. Now time has come when Goli and Gaali are discarded and all embrace each other to create an atmosphere of peace and progress. And, in doing so the Prime Minister should play the leading role, whether it is to address the internal or the external dimensions of Jammu and Kashmir”, Omar Abdullah said.