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Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah resigns as National Conference president

Jammu and Kashmir: The election to choose a new president of the National Conference is scheduled to be held on December 5.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Anurag Roushan
New Delhi
Updated on: November 18, 2022 11:08 IST
Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah resigns as National
Image Source : PTI/FILE Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah resigns as National Conference president

J&K: Former Jammu and Kashmir's chief minister Farooq Abdullah resigned from his post as the National Conference (NC) president on Friday. 

85-year-old veteran leader tendered his resignation citing health reasons. According to reports, a fresh election for the party's presidential post is scheduled to be held on December 5.  Abdullah will continue to head the party until elections are held,. 

Meanwhile, it is speculated that NC vice president Omar Abdullah is likely to take over the reins of the party. 

The NC leader reportedly announced his resignation at the party's provincial office bearers meeting held in Srinagar. In an emotional speech, Abdullah urged party leaders to take control of the situation and work towards strengthening the party. 

In addition, he also highlighted challenges faced by locals and advised party officials to collaborate closely with them. 

"I will not be contesting for the post of president any longer. The elections for the post will be held on December 5. It is time for the new generation to take over the responsibilities," Abdullah said, adding that anyone from the party can contest for the post as it is a democratic exercise.

(With inputs from PTI)

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