Omar rejects reports of resignation, holds meet
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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.

PTI


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


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