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Omar rejects reports of resignation, holds meet

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 18:26

Srinagar: Rejecting reports of
resignation, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
today met his ministers and coalition partners about the
course of action over the "delay" in getting a political
package from the Centre.

On a day a national newspaper reported that Omar has
threatened to resign in protest against the Centre`s
"dithering" over withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special
Protection Act (AFSPA), an official spokesman asked the media
not to give credence "needless, baseless rumours".

Omar, who is also said to be upset over use of
phrases "trust deficit, governance deficit" in the official
statement issued after the CCS meeting in Delhi yesterday,
himself said today "I am not saying anything at the
moment. If I have something to say, I will let you know."

The spokesman said Omar had a series of meetings
since morning with his Ministers of the coalition, senior
leaders of the National Conference and legislators to
discuss the ongoing situation in the Valley.

He said the Core Group of the National Conference
shall meet under the chairmanship of its President Farooq
Abdullah to finalise the party’s strategy for the proposed all
party meeting in Delhi tomorrow.

The spokesman urged the media not to give credence to
needless, baseless rumours.

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, whose visit is
reportedly being awaited by his party, told reporters in Delhi
that he was out of the country and would have to study the
situation before commenting anything.

He said he would be attending the all-party meeting in
Delhi tomorrow.


First Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 18:26

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