Congress Ready to Discuss Autonomy, But Won’t Support It

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Stating that the Congress party won’t support the resolution on autonomy submitted by National Conference (NC), Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chief, G A Mir on Sunday said that let there be a discussion over NC’s demand.

“It is NC’s view point. How can we support the resolution passed by the NC but we want that discussion should happen,” Mir told KNS.

He said that Congress party is also having “several viewpoints”. “House is an appropriate place to discuss the view points, which is in the interest of people,” Mir said.

Mir said that the stand of Congress is “very clear”. “We wish discussion should happen over it but further it is up to government whether they allow to discuss the issue or not,” he said.

He said that if NC wants discussion over it then the discussion should happen.

Sixteen years back the State Legislative Assembly had passed the autonomy resolution, which was later rejected by government terming it as ‘unacceptable’.

The resolution submitted by the NC has urged the House to convey to government to reconsider the autonomy resolution that seeks restoration of pre-1953 position of the state.

The Autonomy resolution was passed on June 26, 2000 during National Conference-led government headed by Dr Farooq Abdullah. The issue coming up again puts the ruling PDP in a tight spot.

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