KAHDC Controversy: Congress Softens Stand, Agrees To Hold CCC Meet

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Day after  National Conference withdrew the claim of forming the council in KAHDC, Congress on Wednesday sent  across a reconciliatory signal saying it was ready to hold a coordination committee meeting to sort out the differences. The meeting is likely to take place on Thursday or Friday and would be chaired by the JKPCC Chief Professor Saif ud din Soz.

The party however has authorized its senior leader and Youth Services and Sports Minster Taj Mohi ud din to clear the ground before the crucial meeting who is said to be busy in holding the deliberations with the National Conference senior leaders including the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

“We are hopeful of a consensus emerging out of the coordination committee and I am sure things will be sorted out amicably,” PCC President Prof. Saif ud din Soz told a local news agency, KNS, adding that senior party leader Taj Mohi ud din has been authorized to hold negotiations with the NC.

“The ice will be broken in a few days. We will sit together with the NC leadership to iron out the differences,” added Soz.

Sources in the coalition government told KNS that National Conference has shown its willingness not to stake claim for the chairmanship of the councilor in favor of Congress but there has been no decision on the revocation of the four nominations that have become the bone of contention between the two allies.

According to the sources the Kargil camp of the National Conference led by the political advisor of the Chief Minister Qamer Ali Akhoon were adamant to stall any move from congress of forming the council, however the High command of the party particularly president Dr Farooq Abdullah has categorically asked party men to refrain from talking any cudgels with the congress. The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also made a surprise visit to New Delhi on Tuesday where he met Congress General Secretary Ambika Soni besides sending his two emissaries Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar and Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani to Kargil where they succeeded to convince the party councilors to withdraw the claim.

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