|early times report |
Jammu, Nov 19: National Conference is contemplating issuing gag orders to Mustafa Kamaal after he made utterances against him. Party is likely to issue order shortly.
"Kamaal is not only embarrassing party but he is threatening the coalition government. The senior leaders have taken strong view and are contemplating issuing gag orders to him, barring him from making comments," said a senior National Conference leaders, wishing not to be named.
The day Azad said NC must take a strong action against its leader, Kamaal had said he will write to Congress high command for removing him from the Union Health Ministry.
Omar had dropped hint about , though in a lighter manner, at leadership summit of a national newspaper in N Delhi.
"You( Akhilesh Yadav) are not the only one facing problem from Chacha. I am also facing the same," said Omar.
It's not for the first time that Omar had made such statement with respect to Mustafa. A day after Kamaal had said that India is enemy of Kashmiri people, Omar had tweeted that his relatives are making difficult for him to work.
Azad enjoys personal equation with Dr Farooq Abdullah, and is much more comfortable with him than with PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, even though they have been in coalition earlier.
According to NC sources, Dr Farooq had conveyed to the Mustafa Kamaal that he should immediately mend his ways of making provocative statements before party debars him from making going to the press.
NC is thinking of next general elections in coalition with the Congress, to keep PDP in the dock, which is hoping to emerge as the single largest party.
There is strong thinking in the party that the utterances by the Kamaal has the potential of not only souring the relations but also hurting the Cong high command.
Kamaal had in the past even passed remarks against Rahul Gandhi after which he was removed from the post of party spokesperson.
"He had crossed the limit by taking on Azad, who is very close to Gandhi family. A single person, can't be allowed to hurt political stability and fortunes of the party," said the NC leader.