National Conference leader Omar Abdullah alleged that Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and some people in his administration were trying to "sabotage Assembly elections" in the state on Thursday.
His allegation came as a response to the governor's statement asking mainstream parties to exercise restraint in their political discourse.
He took to Twitter to express his views:
He (Governor) should be focused on improving the security environment to enable elections but one hears from responsible people that the Governor is so keen to remain in power that he and some in his administration are trying to sabotage Assembly elections.
Malik had said on Thursday that any party supporting the separatists is anti-national, in an apparent reference to PDP and National Conference who criticized the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI).
Without naming the two, he said that the political parties which are coming out in support of banned organizations are making their position clear and are siding with separatists.
Referring to the ban on the JeI, Abdullah said that the crackdown on the organization would not help in improving the situation in the Valley. Last Friday, the PDP and NC had gone against the Centre's decision to ban JeI, saying that it was against the essence of democracy which allows space to opposing political thoughts.
In another tweet, Abdullah said:
While we are now immune to Mr. Malik's political diatribes, he owes the country an explanation. It is on his watch that Pulwama happened and more than 40 CRPF jawans were killed, on his watch, Jammu saw a grenade blast today (sic).