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Omar Abdullah says it is not within scope of J&K CM to decide India-Pakistan dialogue

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that it is not within scope of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister to decide if India and Pakistan going to engage in dialogue.


  |  Updated On : July 29, 2017 09:39 PM
Omar says it is not within scope of J&K CM to decide Indo-Pak dialogue (Image: ANI)

Omar says it is not within scope of J&K CM to decide Indo-Pak dialogue (Image: ANI)

New Delhi :  

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that it is not within scope of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister to decide if India and Pakistan going to engage in dialogue.

"Not within scope of J&K CM to decide if India and Pakistan going to engage. But when you fight polls on that you setting yourself for defeat," said Omar.

Omar said that as regional political player one should understand limitations and problem is in desire to attract votes as we sell promises beyond ability to deliver.

Earlier, Former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah suggested the Indian government to take help of friendly countries in talks with Pakistan to resolve cross-border firing.

Reacting to Farooq's statement, Mehbooba Mufti said that there should not be third-party mediation in India-Pakistan relationships.

"What is the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq today? Does Farooq sahab wants same thing to happen to us?," said Mufti.

"America and China should handle their own affairs, we should talk with each other," Mufti told.

Also read: Revive Lahore Declaration for peace in J&K: CM Mufti urges Modi Government

First Published: Saturday, July 29, 2017 09:34 PM


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