PDP was created after NC passed ‘Autonomy’ Resolution: Omar

‘Work hard, help NC emerge as single largest party in next election’

National Conference (NC) Working President and former J&K chief minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday said the Peoples Democratic Party is a creation of agencies as the party was created after NC passed an Autonomy Resolution in J&K Assembly.
Omar said if NC would have been in power, the BJP led government would not even dare to talk about Article 35 A or the Article 370. “We would not even allow them to talk about Article 35A, if we would have been in the power,” Omar said.
Omar 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 has weakened. NC is out of power,” he said.
According to theCorrespondent, addressing party workers here, Omar said when National Conference was in full majority, 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 of the 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.
“Become MLAs first. Stop worrying about ministries. Let NC win first then after we should care about the ministries. We all have to start working hard for it. We have win and ensure the victory of our fellow colleagues from a next constituency,” Omar added.
Appealing youth to join National Conference, Omar said time has come when the youths should be allowed to settle in the party.
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 vice 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.
Others who were present at the occasion included senior NC leaders Ali Mohammad Sagar, Nasir Aslam Wani, Chowdhary Ramzan, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Mubarak Gul, Qaiser Jamsheed Lone, Tanveer Sadiq and others. (KNS)

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