Aga Ruhullah Quits As NC Spokesman

SRINAGAR: Senior National Conference Leader and former minister Aga Syed Ruhullah has resigned from the post of chief spokesman.

Taking to social networking site twitter Mehdi wrote: “I have sent across my resignation from the post of Chief Spokesperson of  @JKNC_ . From here on none of my statements should be considered as such.”

Aga Ruhullah had earlier told newspaper The New Indian Express that the restoration of statehood should be the last demand.

This comes amidst the NC president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah spelling out party’s policy of fighting Article 370 revocation in court and pressing for restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.

“What happened on 5 August, 2019 is beyond statehood and restoration of statehood should be the last demand,” Ruhullah was quoted as saying by The New Indian Express newspaper.

Talking to the newspaper,  Ruhullah, who is still under house arrest, said that Omar in an article has spelled out that Article 370 would be fought in court and restoration of statehood would be demanded.

The influential Shia leader who is also a former minister said what happened on August 5, 2019 is beyond statehood. “The restoration of statehood should be the least of the demands. It should be the last demand. Our main demand should be the restoration of special status,” he said.

Ruhullah said the party vice president has spoken out and it is now the official line. “This should be the policy towards which NC will now move”.

Asked whether Omar’s policy is more of reconciliation towards Delhi, Ruhullah said, “If party’s central working committee endorses the same pattern, then it should be reconciliation. I hope the working committee strikes down any reconciliation. However, if the working committee endorses the same policy to move ahead, then it is a reconciliation, unfortunately, to which I personally may not subscribe to.”

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