Whatever Mufti said is immaterial, Prime Minister Modi matters: Omar Abdullah

| Updated: Aug 11, 2017 23:59 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 11 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said whatever incumbent state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi is immaterial as only that part of the meeting matter wherein the Prime Minister has said something. Abdullah took to Twitter and said, "What she said is immaterial. What matters is what the PM said. That's the only part of this meeting that matters at all." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What she said is immaterial. What matters is what the PM said. That&#39;s the only part of this meeting that matters at all. <a href="https://t.co/tw5DQhx4dk">https://t.co/tw5DQhx4dk</a></p>&mdash; Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) <a href="https://twitter.com/OmarAbdullah/status/895944425876078592">11 August 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> He further said, "If every assurance @MehboobaMufti claimed to have received had been fulfilled J&K would be largely trouble free today." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If every assurance <a href="https://twitter.com/MehboobaMufti">@MehboobaMufti</a> claimed to have received had been fulfilled J&K would be largely trouble free today.</p>&mdash; Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) <a href="https://twitter.com/OmarAbdullah/status/895943869979807744">11 August 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> He also asked Prime Minister Modi for to explain the assurances, Mufti has said after coming out of the meeting. "Excuse us if we no longer believe what @MehboobaMufti says after she comes out from these meetings. Can @PMOIndia explain 'assurances' pls?" he said in a series of tweet. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Excuse us if we no longer believe what <a href="https://twitter.com/MehboobaMufti">@MehboobaMufti</a> says after she comes out from these meetings. Can <a href="https://twitter.com/PMOIndia">@PMOIndia</a> explain &#39;assurances&#39; pls?</p>&mdash; Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) <a href="https://twitter.com/OmarAbdullah/status/895943529427423236">11 August 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> This comes after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti earlier in the day said that the Prime Minister has given a positive response on the same and has assured that there will be no fiddling with Article 370. "The basis of our agenda of alliance is that the status quo of 370 has to be maintained and none of us can go against that. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave 100 percent assurance on the agenda of alliance. He has said that there will be no fiddling with it," Mufti said after meeting the Prime Minister here. Mufti further highlighted that the discussion on Article 35 (A) across the nation is making a major impact on the situation of the Valley. Article 370 of the Indian constitution grants special autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Article 35A of the Constitution empowers the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to define the state's permanent residents and their privileges. This has been challenged in the Supreme Court, which will give its verdict next month. It was inserted into the Constitution of India through a presidential order in 1954, to guarantee that the maharaja's ban on outsiders would remain. It actually makes little difference in practical terms, for domicile rights apply in other states too. (ANI)

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