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NC leader Omar Abdullah demands a separate post of Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir

Omar Abdullah also warned against removal of article 35A

National Conference (NC) leader and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has revealed his Party’s true colours few weeks ahead of Lok Sabha elections by demanding a separate post of Prime Minister and hence more autonomy for the State of Jammu and Kashmir as reported by News 18 India.

Abdullah has demanded that pre-1953 position should be restored in the state when there used to be a Prime Minister of the state in place of Chief Minister. Greater autonomy for the state of J&K has been an old demand of the National Conference. The Party had tried to fulfil this demand in the year 2000 when there was an NC government in Jammu and Kashmir. A resolution was adopted by the majority in the J&K Assembly, amidst opposition from BJP, Congress and Panthers’ Party, in which the report of State Autonomy Committee (SAC) was accepted. The committee had recommended sweeping changes in the Centre-State relations and greater autonomy for the State. However, the resolution was rejected by the Central government.

Making a reference to a statement of BJP National President Amit Shah where he allegedly said that Article 35A will be removed by the year 2020, Omar Abdullah warned that the State is being attacked in various ways and several conspiracies are being hatched by some powers who are trying to erase the identity of the State.

National Conference will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the Congress Party.

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