Srinagar: Reacting to the contradictions emerging in the National Conference (NC) camp, party’s vice president Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the two young NC leaders have expressed their views in a “private capacity.” Taking on to Twitter, Omar wrote, “Ruhullah Mehdi & Tanvir Sadiq are both valued colleagues & friends. As far as I’m concerned that are both entitled to an opinion & to disagree with each other. Neither’s views, expressed in a private capacity, change the stand NC has taken in the SC & outside regarding 5th Aug.”
Insisting that NC remains committed to challenge what happened on August 5, Omar said, “I appreciate that people with more time on their hands than usual would like to read more in to this than necessary but that’s just time pass for bored minds. @JKNC remains committed to challenging what happened on 5th Aug using all lawful means.”
Describing the difference of opinion as a routine in a democratic setup, he had a word of caution to pass. “Beyond that we are a democratic party & we value all shades of opinion within our wider family though sometimes it’s better to discuss them amongst ourselves before we decide to make them public. I’ve burnt my hands a few times by not following my own advice.”
.@RuhullahMehdi & @tanvirsadiq are both valued colleagues & friends. As far as I’m concerned that are both entitled to an opinion & to disagree with each other. Neither’s views, expressed in a private capacity, change the stand NC has taken in the SC & outside regarding 5th Aug.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 26, 2020
Terming his visit to Delhi purely as personal he said he needed a change of scene and some medical follow-ups. “Finally I’m in Delhi for the 1st time since 3rd August 2019. There is nothing political about my visit, whether linked to the matter above or the political advisory council reportedly being formed. I needed a change of scene & some medical follow ups & that’s why I’m here.”