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J&K Assembly witnesses politics at a new low

Oct 03, 2011 09:24 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Politics hit a new low in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as a PDP MLA threw a fan at the State Assembly Speaker while protesting the death of an National Conference (NC) worker in police custody.

The Speaker in return allegedly abused the MLA. And as the heat rose in the Assembly, the state government tried to douse the fire, clarifying the NC worker died of a heart attack.

The sparring between the Speaker and PDP senior leader only indicates that politics in Kashmir has hit a rock bottom.

The temperatures inside the assembly soared as the opposition PDP asked for an adjournment motion on the mysterious death of a National Conference worker Yusuf Sayeed in police custody.

Already resignations have been sought of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his father Farooq Abdullah alongwith deputy home minister Nasir Aslam Wani. The opposition has been alleging their involvement in the sensational murder case.

"The Chief Minister has acted as an interrogator, judge jury and even executioner as at the end of the day we have got a dead body," PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said.

Omar Abdullah was present in the Assembly throughout the drama and responded later by threatening to sue the Opposition for suspecting him of involvement in the murder case.

Omar Abdullah said, "If need be, I will present myself before the commission of inquiry. At no point will I hide anything. I want the truth to surface to nail their lies."

The main character of the entire scene was Assembly speaker Akbar Lone who tried to calm things down later by apologising to PDP's MLA Moulvi Ansari.

"I apologise for loosing my cool," Akbar Lone said.

Normalacy may have returned on Monday. But Tuesday promises to be anotheer tough day for CM Omar Abdullah, who finds new battle fronts being opened against him on a daily basis.