Mandi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said the shadow of gun from the state would be removed once and for all when the basic political issues of Jammu and Kashmir are addressed and this needs sustained India-Pakistan talks.
"In this regard, we are in favour of continuous dialogue between India and Pakistan", he said adding the internal dialogue between the state and the Centre is also of significant importance".
Addressing party workers at Mandi and Surankote in Poonch District, the Chief Minister, who is also Working President of National Conference, said his party has always supported good Indo-Pak relations and settlement of political issues in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere.
"I have repeatedly stated that the economic development cannot resolve and replace the political issues. Both have their significance and need to be addressed separately and in specific spectrums", he said assuring the people that he will continue his endeavours towards prosperity and permanent peace of the state and creating a tranquil and conducive atmosphere "where gun will be totally irrelevant and absurd".
The Chief Minister sought wholehearted and overwhelming support of the masses in his two-pronged policy of seeking prosperity and political stability with all-round development in the state. "Your support is necessary in the success of my efforts", he stressed.