No rotation of chief ministership after 3 years: Farooq

Union Minister and Jammu and Kashmir`s ruling National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today said there is no question of rotation of chief ministership from his party to coalition partner Congress after 3 years.

Jammu: Union Minister and Jammu and
Kashmir`s ruling National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah
today said there is no question of rotation of chief
ministership from his party to coalition partner Congress
after 3 years.

He said there had been speculation for quite some time
that "there is going to be a change of guard and after three
years power will go to the other (Congress) side".

"But the issue was finalised on the very first day of
the coalition started", Abdullah told reporters here adding
the alliance should be more concerned with working together
and not against each other in coming budget session.

"There is no question of change of Chief Minister in
three years` time. It will stay as it is", he said.

"There is no change on the issue as far as the High
Command in New Delhi is concerned and we here are concerned",
he said.

He said NC Legislative party will meet on February 21
to chart out the course of line and strategy for the next
Assembly session.

Ruling out division of the state on regional lines, the
Union Minister said the state would be one entity and Jammu,
Ladakh and Kashmir will be one unit.

He said that the Centre is keen to find out a solution to
the issue and "in this regard our stand is clear as we have
recommended autonomy as the model solution".

PTI

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