Congress Not to ‘Bring Down’ Coalition

KL Desk

SRINAGAR

Amid widespread rumours that NC-Congress coalition in Jammu and Kashmir is on brink, Congress has clarified that it won’t take back its support to the coalition.

Reports quoting Congress leadership said that it has decided to ask the chief minister to ‘implement all manifesto promises’ before the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

Pertinently, after a war of words between the two coalition partners, the demand for pulling down the Abdullah government, reports added, came a day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah boycotted the Congress-NC coordination committee meeting.

AICC general secretary Ambika Soni on Tuesday had contacted the state Congress leaders and told them that the party must concentrate on “forcing the Omar regime to implement all manifesto promises” before the state polls.

She also assured them that she will also contact the chief minister and convey the sentiments of the state Congress leaders.

Congress won’t pull down Omar Abdullah government ruling out any plan to formally withdraw support or withdraw Congress ministers from the state cabinet, Soni said, “Congress-NC coalition was set up with a goal of providing J&K a stable government and the people of the state good governance. It is unfortunate that trivial complications are being allowed to come up by not holding the coordination committee meetings. It is very important for Congress to ensure that that the state government implements all manifesto promises it had made before elections.”

State Congress leaders too boycotted a meeting the chief minister had called to decide on the state human rights panel head. After that PCC leaders faxed a memorandum to AICC, asking that the party pullout of the government and withdraw support to the government. The state party leaders said they could not take any more “insults from NC”, reports said.

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