Dr Farooq to stay as NC president
Jammu, Mar 22: National Conference President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah is all set to stay as head of the party as no other leader in NC is willing to contest against him.
The organizational elections of National Conference, ruling the state in alliance with Congress, were long over due. "The whole process should have been completed by December-end last year," a senior party leader told IANS on condition of anonymity.
Dr Farooq Abdullah had announced last month that the organisational elections would be held soon at all levels as many posts in the party, including that of the block, district and zonal presidents were vacant.
Dr Farooq assumed the charge of the president of the party after his son, Omar Abdullah, became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in January 2009.
The post of the party has always stayed with the Abdullah family since the time of its founder, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah. Sheikh Abdullah had passed on the baton to his son Dr Farooq Abdullah, who in turn had passed it on to Omar, but again took over in 2009.
"Our party is ailing, it needs a direction and since the authority of Dr Farooq Abdullah in the party remains unchallenged, there is no question of anyone seeking his replacement," the NC leader said.
"Farooq sahib will continue to be president, whether or not the organisational elections are held," the leader privy to organisational matters said.IANS
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