SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) on Monday strongly refuted what it called fake news being circulated on social media regarding the government formation and has demanded time bound police investigation into it.
“Some videos, from 2014, of a Delhi based news channel are being circulated on social media. The intention behind the mischief is to give an impression that NC is going to support BJP-led government in J&K. This is far from truth and is being done with a criminal intent of maligning party’s image,” said party chief spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi said in a statement issued here.
He said party’s vice president Omar Abdullah has made it clear that NC is neither in a position nor it intends to form or support any government in the state in present circumstances.
“Our leadership has time and again reiterated its stand as far as government formation in the state is concerned. It’s because of such fraudulent mischief that we had asked for dissolution of the assembly at the very start when BJP pulled out from the PDP-led government,” Ruhullah said.
He said the party and its leadership had time and again made it clear that the priority in J&K right now is improvement in situation.
“We have already made our intentions clear as far as participating in any democratic process is concerned. Until and unless the government of India and the state government clear their stand on Article 35-A and Article 370, we will not participate in any forthcoming elections,” the NC chief spokesperson said. “Currently, the party was far from forming or supporting any new government in J&K.”