Article 35-A: CM Mehbooba calls on NC president Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday met opposition National Conference president Farooq Abdullah amid a debate on Article 35-A which grants special privileges to the state.

“MehboobaMufti called on JKNC President this evening to discuss the prevailing political situation in the state. It was a cordial meeting,” tweeted National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah.

Omar didn’t elaborate on the issues discussed by the two leaders, but reports said that a “significant part of the meeting was taken up discussing ways to protect Art 35-A.”

They said Abdullah suggested that the CM should consult other parties with an aim to create a wider consensus amongst like-minded parties to prevent abrogation of Article 35-A by the Supreme Court.


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