Omar Abdullah’s shot in the middle of Delhi against the center
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today said the central government’s new order on the transfer of bureaucrats to Delhi was a travesty and contrary to the spirit of cooperative federalism. However, the leader said it was a pity that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not realize the danger when it backed the BJP when it scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under section 370.
“What was done in Delhi is a travesty and goes against the spirit of cooperative federalism. That says Raghav, it is a pity that the AAP did not realize the danger of its actions when it happily sided with the BJP in August 2019,” Mr Abdullah said in a tweet.
“J&K has been dismembered and reduced to union territory and people have been disenfranchised for five years. Sadly your chickens have come home to roost now,” he added.
What was done in Delhi is a travesty and goes against the spirit of cooperative federalism. That said Raghav, it’s a shame the AAP didn’t realize the danger of its actions when it happily sided with the BJP in August 2019. J&K was dismembered and reduced to union territory and the… https://t.co/4fQWYvOIfI
—Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 20, 2023
Mr Abdullah’s tweet came in response to remarks by AAP leader Raghav Chadha on the matter.
On Friday, the center submitted an order to establish a National Capital Civil Service Authority for the transfer of bureaucrats. The order circumvents the May 11 Supreme Court verdict which ruled that the Delhi government will control the appointment and transfer of bureaucrats except for public order, police and land affairs.
The Center also asked the Supreme Court to review the judgment, saying that it “suffered from apparent errors in reading the file and did not take into account the case submitted by the petitioner for review”.