The wedge between the two coalition partners NC and Congress is going to get widened further with National Conference all set to take control over Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council-Kargil.
Reports informed KNS that keeping in view the upcoming state elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the ruling National Conference is strongly advocating that Asgar Karbalai must be dislodged from his post as the Chief Executive of LAHDC-Kargil.
The NC leadership has informed the party high command that serious efforts are needed if the Kargil region is intended to be regained during the assembly elections of 2014.
The NC leadership based in Kargil has maintained that Karbalai has no majority as the Chief Executive of the council and he couldn’t even pass the budget for the hill council. NC leadership has maintained that session of the Autonomous Hill Council must be convened so that majority could be proven at an earliest.
NC has also reportedly taken strong note of the recent comments of Karbalai wherein he has accused NC leaders of not allowing the unfurling of the tri-colour at various Tehsil offices in Kargil on August 15.
Meanwhile, when contacted Asgar Karbalai said that National Conference exists nowhere in Kargil and as they are feeling that the ground is lost; NC raises such hue and cry.
He said that Congress has the majority and that is the reason that he is heading the council.
“On what basis are they demanding that I should be dislodged? They have 11 members and we have 15. NC exists nowhere in Kargil and as the election are nearing, the party is trying to create issues out of nothing,” Karbalai maintained.
He added that on August 27, he will pass the budget plan for the council. “All the NC leaders of the Kargil region are nowadays frustrated as they stand nowhere relevant.”