Omar Skips Office, Awaits Governor's Decision

29 July 2009

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who made a conditional resignation, today skipped office and the assembly awaiting Governor's decision on his offer to quit in the wake of PDP allegation that he was involved in the 2006 sex scandal. A stream of National Conference supporters thronged his residence trying to persuade him to reconsider his decision to step down a day after he gave his resignation to Governor N N Vohra. Omar asked the Governor to enquire into the allegation made in the assembly by PDP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beigh that he was involved in the sex scandal and accept his resignation if there was any basis in it. The 39-year-old CM described the PDP allegation as 'false and malicious'.