SRINAGAR: Paying attention to the “ripples” created inside his social gathering over his write-up in a nationwide every day, Nationwide Convention vice-president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday backtracked from his earlier demand of statehood for J&Okay. Omar tweeted: “I’ve merely mentioned […]
Omar tweeted: “I’ve merely mentioned that having been CM of the STATE of J&Okay I cannot combat an meeting election to the meeting of the UT of J&Okay. That’s it. No extra no much less! That’s a far cry from saying I’m demanding statehood be restored.”
He made this clarification after former NC minister Agha Ruhullah Mehdi, an influential Shia chief from Budgam in central Kashmir, who was chief spokesman of the social gathering, on Tuesday resigned in protest towards “Omar’s remarks for restoration of statehood for J&Okay”.
Omar, in his article, had talked about the restoration of statehood to J&Okay as a pre-condition for contesting meeting polls in future.
Senior NC leaders, together with Mehdi, disapproved Omar’s remarks and blamed him for “forgetting to demand” the restoration of Articles 370 and 35A, social gathering insiders mentioned.
In an Op-Ed piece printed on Monday, Omar for the primary time spoke out on Kashmir politics since his launch in March after eight months in detention. He censured the Centre for scrapping Article 370 and in addition introduced that he would return to electoral politics solely after J&Okay’s statehood was restored.
In response to this, Mehdi mentioned, “What occurred on August 5, 2019 is past statehood and it needs to be the final demand. I really feel for what occurred to my fellow residents because it was a coup on the inhabitants of J&Okay.” The restoration of statehood needs to be the final demand whereas our primary demand needs to be restoration of particular standing, he added.
Omar, nevertheless, blamed journalists for placing phrases in his mouth. “I’ve no drawback being disagreed with for what I say or do however if you invent issues & put phrases in my mouth to assault me then that’s extra about you than about me. All you lazy journalists & commentators please present me the place I’ve demanded statehood be restored,” he tweeted.
“Haters will hate & nothing will change that. There are just a few folks from whom I anticipated higher however disappointment is a part of politics & one has learnt to stay with it. Life goes on,” he tweeted once more.