No question of rotational CM: Taj
‘Am In Touch With Cong High Command’
Srinagar, Oct 29: A senior state Congress leader Saturday made it clear that there would be no rotation of Chief Minister after Omar Abdullah completes three years in power January next year.
“There will be no rotation (of Chief Minister),” Congress leader and Minister for PHE and Irrigation Taj Mohi-ud-Din told reporters here.
Taj said he can vouch that Omar will continue to be the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for full term of six years. “I am in touch with the party (Congress) high command (in Delhi) and I can tell you with authority that there would be no change of guard in the coalition government after three years,” he said and added that there is no issue of destabilising this coalition government.
Taj’s statement reflects a vertical divide within the state Congress party.
Pertinently, while a section of the state Congress has been persistently pitching for rotational arrangement of Chief Minister between the coalition partners National Conference and the Congress, AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, on a recent visit to the Valley, said a decision on the issue would be taken only by the high command.
Omar Abdullah is completing three years in office on January 5, 2011.
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