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- Mar 7, 2009
Omar submits resignation to Governor
Omar submits resignation to Governor: Rediff.com newsJammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor N N Vohra.
Omar Abdullah announced his decision to resign, following allegation of his involvement in the infamous sex scandal case hurled at him on the floor of the in-session state assembly by the opposition legislator and former deputy chief minister, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh.
"I cannot continue in this situation, and I will tender my resignation to the state governor till my name is cleared of the allegations levelled against me," a highly emotional Omar Abdullah announced in the midst of uproarious scenes in the state assembly triggered by Beigh's allegations.
The infamous sex scandal rocked the state in 2006, taking a toll of two ministers besides several top civil and security officials.
Beigh, a senior leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party stood up after the question hour and displayed a list of people allegedly involved in the scandal and said that 'the name of the chief minister figured at serial number 102.'
The statement of Beigh triggered pandemonium in the state assembly with the ruling National Conference party members rushing towards the CM, trying to pacify him and urging him to retract his announcement to resign.
Members were heard asking him 'not to fall into the trap of the opposition PDP who want his exit.'
The chief minister, however, left the assembly hall as journalists covering the proceedings rushed towards the Raj Bhavan.
"This is not an ordinary allegation of theft or dacoity, but a much more serious and sensitive allegation, and I have no right to occupy my office without being cleared of the allegations," Omar said in the state assembly.
The state assembly session began Monday on an explosive note with the PDP members led by their president, Mehbooba Mufti causing a ruckus leading to physical eviction of PDP members from the house.
Mehbooba had even resorted to dislodging the speakers mike from his table, after which she also was evicted from the house.
The chief minister drove to his uptown Gupkar residence, after leaving the assembly complex under heavy security.
Before proceeding to Raj Bhawan to submit his resignation, CM Omar Abdullah held a closed-door session with his father and Union minister Farooq Abdullah, at his Gupkar residence.