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NC-Cong alliance to continue, hint Rahul, Omar

Last Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 18:30

Budgam: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday hinted that the alliance between their parties will continue beyond the 2014 general elections.

"I am a supporter of Omar. I am a friend of Omar`s. Absolutely, we have a government here together," Rahul told reporters on the sidelines of a function here, 15 kms from Srinagar.

The Congress leader was replying to a question on whether he would campaign for Omar for next year`s polls.

Responding to the same question, Omar said he saw no reason for his party to snap ties with UPA.

"We are committed partners of UPA and we have had a very good relationship with UPA. We see no reason why that should change. It is as simple as that," Omar said.

He, however, said a final decision on the issue will be taken by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in consultation with coalition partners.

"It (alliance) is not for me to decide. I am not the president of National Conference nor I am the president of Congress party. This decision is left to the President of National Conference. But this obviously is not a decision that he will take on his own. It is a decision which we will take in consultation with the allies," he said.

First Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 18:30
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