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The Fall Lady

Disillusioned, some in the NC have taken to blaming Omar's wife for its debacle in the state. More Coverage

The Fall Lady
Jitender Gupta
The Fall Lady
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The nation's attention may be riveted on the attempts at government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. But in Srinagar people are still coming to terms with the defeat of the National Conference (NC). And the Abdullahs, with their larger-than-life persona, still remain in the eye of the storm, with every move of theirs being scrutinised and analysed. And some of the rumours in Srinagar emanating from the NC camp would make great material for an Abdullah Khandaan ki Kahani style soap. In this version, father Abdullah can't see eye to eye with his son Omar because of differences with the latter's wife, Payal.

Now that the Abdullah empire has fallen, many NC politicians and workers are feeling orphaned. And so they've started grumbling about the father-son duo's mismanagement of the entire show. Desperate to find a scapegoat, fairly or unfairly, many of them also hold Payal responsible.

They say she caused the rift between father and son. Says a senior NC leader: "Her role had a direct political fallout as Farooq and Omar didn't campaign together." The so-called rift...
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