'Autonomy Resolution Led to PDP Creation'

Srinagar—National Conference (NC) working president and former chief minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday said the Peoples Democratic Party is a creation of (intelligence) agencies as the party was created after NC passed an Autonomy Resolution in J&K Assembly.

Junior Abdullah said that the BJP-led government would not have dared to talk about Article 35 A or the Article 370 had the NC been in power.

“We would not even allow them to talk about Article 35A, if we would have been in the power,” he said while addressing workers at Nawa-e-Subh party headquarters.

He said some people don’t want that J&K should have their own flag or constitution. “They don’t like when we take oath on our own constitution. If there is an attack on Article 35 A, it is because NC is out of power,” he said.

Omar Abdullah said that the party passed a resolution seeking Autonomy for the state of J&K. “It created commotion in the corridors of Government of India. They started seeing NC as a threat. This gave birth to the PDP,” Omar said, adding, the autonomy resolution was the reason behind creation of PDP.

“We are losing our identity. No matter how many govt employees are in our house. No matter how strong our house will be. We are losing our identity,” he said.

Omar asked party workers to start preparing for the next assembly elections and strengthen the party at gross root levels, so that NC emerges as the single largest party. “If we emerge as the single largest party, then only we can work in a better way,” he said.

Omar recalled words of his grandfather Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah having told that Delhi wants to “create more and more divisions in Kashmir and create leaders in every Mohalla, so that the united voice of Kashmiris is suppressed. We are being divided into groups”. Today we are seeing it. Every community and Mohalla has its own leader,” he added.


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