New Delhi: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Thursday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the ruling partners are understood to have discussed the situation arising out of continued unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. Farooq, also the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, sped past waiting newsmen after the meeting at 10, Janpath.
The huddle came ahead of a meeting of the Congress Core Group, which is expected to take stock of the situation in the Valley. It also came close on the heels of Rahul Gandhi scotching speculation about a political realignment in Jammu and Kashmir.
At a press conference in Kolkata, Rahul had said, "The government has supported Omar Abdullah. National Conference is the party in power. He is a youngster. Kashmir is a difficult place. Omar is doing a tough job and he should be given time and support."
Rahul's remarks as well as Farooq's meeting with Gandhi assume significance in the midst of a reported meeting Mufti Mohammed Sayeed had with the Congress chief and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday night. It had led to speculation that the two parties could revive their alliance to form a government in Kashmir. PTI