National Conference on Monday strongly refuted fake news on government formation being circulated on social media and has demanded a time-bound police investigation.
“Some videos from 2014 of a Delhi based news channel are being circulated on social media. The intention behind the mischief is to give an impression that NC is going to support BJP led government in J&K. This is far from the truth and is being done with a criminal intent of maligning party’s image,” said party Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi in a statement issued from party headquarters.
“Party vice president Omar Abdullah has abundantly made it clear that NC is neither in a position nor it intends to form or support any government in the state in present circumstances. Our leadership has time and again reiterated its stand as far as government formation in the state is concerned. It’s because of such fraudulent mischief that we had asked for the dissolution of the Assembly at the very start when BJP pulled out from the PDP led government,” Ruhullah said.
He said that the party and its leadership had time and again made it clear that the priority in State right now needs to be the improvement in a situation rather than imagination permutations and combinations on government formation. “We have already made our intentions clear as far as participating in any democratic process is concerned. Until and unless the government of India and the state government clears its stand on Art 35 A and Art 370, we will not participate in any forthcoming elections” he said. Party spokesperson said that currently, the party was far from forming or supporting any new government in J&K.
In the recent past and right from the time when BJP pulled out support from State government, NC president, Omar Abdullah had expressed his anguish over the situation and its infeasibility for any “political experiments”. “Our voice and stand is unequivocal and clear and the false claims about its change would not in away falter it,” the Spokesperson said.