|Congress, NC leaders asked bridge gap to save coalition Govt|
|Balbir K Punj||11/19/2012 10:38:18 PM|
|early times report |
Jammu, Nov 19 : Though internal dissensions in the ruling National Conference and the Congress may affect the outcome of the ensuing elections to the four seats in the Legislative Council, strict instructions have been given to the top brass in the NC and the Congress to avoid causing any embarrassment to each other.
The instructions have been issued after a lot of mudslinging that has been witnessed between the two partners in the ruling coalition over the alleged land grabbing charges against the PHE Minister, Taj Mohiuddin, and following latest howlers from senior NC leader, Mustafa Kamaal,in which he had described India as a bigger enemy of the people of Kashmir than Pakistan.
Even Chief Minister,Omar Abdullah,had felt embarrassed over Mustafa's comments. But what has reportedly worried the Congress high command is the way a section of the congress leaders berated both Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah for not taking any disciplinary action against Kamaal. The Congress leadership in Delhi was also upset over the way some state unit congress leaders kicked up a new controversy by seeking Taj Mohiuddin's resignation.
Reports said that the Congress high command did not even relish the style of the union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad,who had sought a sort of an "explanation" from the NC leadership on the statement of Mustafa Kamaal.
According to these reports, the Congress high command has directed Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah to ensure that no NC leader was allowed to provoke Congress leaders and the state unit of the Congress leaders have been told to see that they neither issued any statement nor indulged in any activity that could cause fresh strain in the relations between the NC and the Congress.These instructions have been issued ,party sources said,with the sole purpose of allowing the ruling coalition to complete its tenure.