Delimitation distress

Delimitation distress

There has been no word from the Lok Sabha speaker how the government will proceed for the delimitation of parliamentary and assembly segments in UT of Jammu and Kashmir along with North Eastern states as the three sitting MP’s of National Conference have decided not to be the part of exercise.

The National Conference has said that the party cannot be a part of the delimitation commission as they have challenged the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A in Supreme Court and the Supreme Court has already referred the case to a constitutional bench and the Centre should have waited for the outcome of the petition.

A related report said Omar Abdullah’s recent visit to New Delhi coincided with an article in a local daily by his close friend and political advisor Tanvir Sadiq advocating to move ahead of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The article triggered resentment among some party members and detained activists and leaders. It forced Omar Abdullah to tweet to distance himself from Sadiq’s article and maintain that the NC was firm on its stand for restoration of Article 370.

Soon after his release Omar Abdullah has been advocating within the party reconciliation with the Centre and to get power after elections and play the role for restoration of statehood. After coming out of detention, Omar Abdullah has refrained from making any comments on Article 370 and the party’s stand on this issue.

Omar Abdullah was forced to react to tweets of chief spokesman of the party and three-time MLA from Budgam Aga Rohullah, as he revolted and said he was ready to move to jail from house detention on the restoration of Article 370.

He said that the main politics of National conference revolves round article 370, and for the restoration of special status.

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