Omar Abdullah denies party division and says no political link to Delhi visit


Omar Abdullah arrived in Delhi on Monday for the first time since August 3 of last year (File)

New Delhi:

National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah denied Tuesday that there were political reasons for his current visit to Delhi and dismissed speculation that the party was divided over “time flies by for bored minds” key questions.

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir turned to Twitter to refute suggestions that his visit was linked to measures reported for the formation of an advisory council, which could be chaired by Altaf Bukhari, head of the Apni Party, a party favorable to the center, recently created.

His comments come against the background of the perceived differences between two senior party leaders Tanvir Sadiq and Agha Ruhullah Mehdi during the events of August 5, which saw the virtual repeal of article 370 which granted special status to Jammu- and-Kashmir.

Omar Abdullah argued that CN remained determined to contest, “using all legal means”, what happened in August of last year.

The views of Mr. Sadiq and Mr. Mehdi, “expressed in a private capacity”, do not change the party’s position in and outside the Supreme Court regarding the events of August 5, he said. .

A newspaper article by Mr. Sadiq, Omar Abdullah’s political secretary when he was chief minister, on the upcoming political roadmap ignored any reference to article 370 that prompted Mehdi, spokesperson. party chief speech, to comment: “This causes a question in my What is a political process for you? Only an election? If we go with a reason and hold on, even being detained is part of the political process. “

Omar Abdullah, who arrived in Delhi on Monday for the first time since August 3 of last year, said he was in the capital because “I needed a change of scenery and a follow-up medical”.

The visit was not political, he said, who was detained for nearly eight months from August 5.

Describing Mr. Sadiq and Mr. Mehdi as “valued colleagues and friends”, he said that both had the right “to have an opinion and to disagree”.

The NC was a democratic party and “we appreciate all the nuances of opinion within our extended family, although it is sometimes better to discuss them between us before deciding to make them public,” said the leader of the NC.

“I burned my hands several times without following my own advice,” wrote Omar Abdullah.


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