Jammu, November 04, (Scoop News)Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, Monday pooh poohed the Modi wave in the country and said it was a bit of exaggeration.
“As far as, Modi wave is concerned. I think the Modi wave would be a bit of exaggeration”, he told media persons during an interaction in Jammu, the winter capital.
“However, it would be be wrong on our part to deny the influence of Modi in elections.. There is an effect of Modi and that effect may not be on the average voter but it is visible amongst the cadre of BJP to the extent that it has an impact on the elections.We would have to wait and see but won’t use the word wave, definitely no” he added.
Referring to controversy over his recent statement on Kashmir’s accession with India, Omar emphatically said “Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India, Jammu and Kashmir is a part of India and no two ways about there. There may be differences in the way the state acceded as contrary (opposed) to other states but that does not call into the question of accession”, “Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India, if you accede to India. Are you not part of India, of course you are”, chief minister clarified.
Replying to another question about its coalition partner’s (Congress) aversion to opinion polls, Omar said that he has no opinion about his allies felt about the subject. “As far as NC is concerned, the opinion polls rarely are conducted in Jammu and Kashmir and therefore this is more a theoretical question rather than a practical one”.
“The day, I feel that meaningful opinion polls are conducted in the state and they have a bearing on the elections, I will form an opinion till we are regional party for us to form an opinion that matters in rest of the country not here’.
To a question about Ireland type solution in resolving Kashmir imbroglio, he said that as a chief minister “it would be gross impropriety, if I was to promote one solution as opposed to others. As a leader of the National Conference, my party has promoted a roadmap they believe in is an ideal one. It is the only roadmap that has the stamp of state legislature”.
“As chief minister, I must take into consideration other proposal as well.My proposal have a proposal, the Peoples Democartic party has a proposal, Bhartiya Janta Party has a proposal, Sajjad Lone’s People Conference has a proposal. How can as a chief minister say that all those proposals should be ignored and only one should be accepted”, Omar elaborated.
“When meaningful dialogue starts it must take into consideration all those proposals and then work out the most appropriate one. May be it is not possible to take anyone solution and impose it in full. May be you take bits from each of the solutions and work out a comprehensive roadmap”.
The chief minister said that he was not promoting a power sharing agreement. “I am not promoting here anything other than the fact that we want a dialogue, a meaningful process_ a dialogue process that results in a solution”.
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