Poll alliance with Congress not decided yet: Farooq Abdullah

January 22nd, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) The National Conference is yet to decide on poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir with the ruling coalition partner Congress, party president and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah said Thursday.The alliance for the Lok Sabha polls with the Congress is yet to be taken up in the party, Abdullah told the media here.

“It would be decided by the party leaders whether the National Conference should go it alone or fight in alliance with the Congress. The party’s decision would be final,” Abdullah said.

The party president said even if there was a change of the government at the centre after the Lok Sabha elections, it would not change the equations between the state and the federal governments.

The next general elections are likely to be held in April-May.

“That would be a relationship between the governments and that is how India can progress,” Abdullah said.

“The party and the government relationships are different,” he added.

The National Conference and the Congress, which won 28 and 17 seats respectively in the December assembly elections, formed a coalition government led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

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