Omar Abdullah Upfront On J&K Moves, Says We want delimitation, statehood and then the election

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Former J-K chief minister and National Conference voce- president Omar Abdullah has said the political parties of J&K conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah that they want the restoration of statehood to J-K to happen first.

Any other timeline is not acceptable, Omar said. “Azad sa’ab (Ghulam Nabi Azad) had spoken on behalf of all of us that we don’t accept this timeline. We don’t accept delimitation, election, statehood. We want delimitation, statehood and then the election. If you want to hold polls, you will have to restore statehood first,” he said.

Omar further stated, as far as Delimitation Commission is concerned, the party has made it very clear – they have authorised Doctor sa’ab (Farooq Abdullah) to take a view as and when necessary. There has been no fresh approach to the National Conference from the Delimitation Commission

“We were not called there (at PM’s all party meet) as an alliance. Had that been the case, only one person from the alliance would have been invited…We did not say anything at the meet that is outside agenda of Gupkar Alliance”, said Omar Abdullah as quoted by ANI

On Article 370 Omar said, Not only Mehbooba Mufti but Farooq sa’ab also said that it took 70 years for BJP to succeed in their agenda of abrogation of Article 370. We won’t back off from our mission, even if it takes us 70 weeks or 70 months or more time.

On the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National Conference president, Farooq Abdullah said , Meeting with PM Narendra Modi was good. Parties have put their state of affairs in front of him. It was the first step from his side that how can we build better circumstances in J&K and start a political process.

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