Article 35-A row: CM Mehbooba calls on Dr Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday drove to residence of National Conference president, MP and former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

The meeting seen important amid a debate on Article 35-A which grants special status to the state.

The news of meeting came from Dr Abdullah’s son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah when he tweeted, “@MehboobaMufti called on @JKNC_ President this evening to discuss the prevailing political situation in the state. It was a cordial meeting.”

The sources privy to meeting said “besides other issues, the main thrust was over how to protect Article 35-A”.

Pertinently on Monday Dr Abdullah chaited all opposition meeting at his Gupkar residence to discuss the prevailing situation. He even threatened that abrogation of Art 35A would have serious consequences on all the three regions of state.

 

 

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