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Uncle's 'enemy of state remarks upset Jammu Kashmir CM

Posted on Nov 13, 09:45PM | UNI

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is reportedly upset with the controversial remarks of his uncle and National Conference (NC) party leader Mustafa Kamal that the Government of India was the real 'enemy of the state'.

Allegedly accusing the troops of disturbing peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Kamal, who is also an additional general secretary of the ruling National Conference, last evening made controversial remarks while speaking at a meeting in Kishtwar.

In his reaction to the development, Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter: "Funny thing is I don't need anyone to make things difficult for me when I have relatives to do it for me. They say never work with animals and children. I think it's safe to add relatives to that list as well." This is not the first time that Mr Kamal has made embarrassing remarks as nearly, a year ago NC president Farooq Abdullah had also asked his younger brother Mr Mustafa Kamal to quit the party posts of additional general secretary and chief spokesman hours after he made a derogatory remark on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Mr Kamal had recently said that the Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi "has no role in running the Jammu and Kashmir government". His statement came in response to a remark by Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC90 chief Saifuddin Soz, who said Mr Gandhi was not happy with the governance in the state.

Mr Kamal, however, was advised to exercise restraint and follow the party line on all issues.