Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference ruled out differences with its coalition partner Congress over setting up of new administrative units on Wednesday, and said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had not given any "ultimatum" on the issue.
"He (Omar) has not given an ultimatum (to resign), but has given us time till January 31 to finalise the report as we had requested," Senior NC leader and Law Minister Mir Saif Ullah told reporters here today.
Mir, who is a member of the Cabinet Sub Committee set up to look into the matter, said, "He (Omar) has not overreacted. These (Threat to resign by Omar) are only rumours. There is no statement from the Chief Minister."
He was replying to a question on Omar`s threat to resign over the issue of new administrative units.
"There is no difference between NC and Congress over the issue... We are one on it," Mir said, "There is alliance and it will continue. CSC took some time for the finalisation of the report.
Today we met to finalise the report... It will submitted in a day or two."
On Omar`s accusations against Congress of creating hurdles, he said, "The Chief Minister is being misquoted. He has never said it. He is always cordial with Congress and there is coordination between Congress and NC."
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) chairman and MLA Harshdev Singh reacted to the issue and said, "This is mere shadow boxing. This is a fixed match."
"Omar Abdullah making a statement against his coalition partner with misplaced hopes that he will gain in Kashmir, and Congress making a statement against NC hoping that it will gain in Jammu," he told reporters here today.
"They are trying to befool the masses. This is a fixed match between them, and if Omar is serious over it, he should quit," the JKNPP leader said.