Informed Sonia Gandhi about NC-Congress divorce long back: Omar Abdullah

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 15:38

Zee Media Bureau

Srinagar: Soon after the Congress announced it`s decision to part ways with the National Conference (NC) in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that he had already conveyed to Sonia Gandhi about the NC`s decision to fight the Assembly elections in the state alone.

Referring to the break-up, Omar wrote on microblogging website twitter- "I met Gandhi 10 days ago (and) thanked her for all her support. I conveyed NC`s decision to fight the (coming) elections alone."

In an another tweet Omar wrote, "I explained the reasons but also told her I wouldn`t be making a public announcement because I didn`t want it to look opportunistic."

"For it to be spun now as a Cong(ress) decision is wrong (and) a complete distortion of the facts, not surprising but incorrect none the less," he added.

Abdullah`s tweets followed an announcement in Jammu by the Congress that it planned to contest this year`s Assembly elections on its own.

Assembly polls in the state are due in November.

Earlier in the day, the Congress and NC alliance came to an end with the former announcing that it will go all alone and contest on all 87 seats in the state Assembly elections.

All India Congress Committee general secreatry Ambika Soni said at a press conference here, "We`ll contest election on our own. The party will field candidates in all 87 seats in Jammu and Kashmir."

At present the party has 17 members in the state Assembly.

First Published: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 15:04

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