ANC Merger into NC on Cards: Kamal

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‘Dr Farooq convinces reluctant Omar’

SRINAGAR (KNS) – Confirming media reports about merger of Awamin National Conference (ANC) into the National Conference, NC additional general secretary Mustafa Kamal said the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah has given a green signal to the merger.

However, Kamal said the party’s working president and Chief Minister Omar Abullah was still reluctant over the merger.

“The merger is going to happen very shortly. Dr. Farooq Abdullah, I and other members are ready and happy over the move, however, Omar Abdullah is reluctant”, Kamal told KNS on Thursday.

“Everyone respects Omar’s views as he is dearer in the family and in the party. Farooq Sahab has talked to him (Omar) on the issue. You’ll see NC and ANC as a one party very shortly, Insha Allah”, said Kamal.

He said the reunion of the family after a long gap of time needs to be reflected in politics as well. “Our family was never divided but there were some differences in past but the fact is we’re one. In politics also, we’re coming closer and getting united”, he added.

Pertinently, the NC President had earlier visited the ANC President and sister Begum Khalida Shah to enquire about her health. The family reunion, which according to sources, was facilitated by Dr Mustafa Kamal paved way for merger on political front as well.

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