Omar Abdullah Asks J&K Governor To Relieve Him Of Caretaker CM Duties

08/01/2015 6:19 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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SRINAGAR, INDIA - DECEMBER 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah addressing press conference on December 22,2014 in Srinagar, India. As political parties work on strategies and possible alliances in the light of two exit polls projecting a hung house in Jammu and Kashmir, Omar asserted that it was inconceivable for his party to go with the BJP. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has asked state Governor NN Vohra to relieve him of his duties as caretaker administrator. He confirmed this on Thursday in a series of tweets.

Abdullah, who won the Beerwah seat in the J&K elections last month, shared details of his meeting on Thursday with Governor Vohra.

Claiming that he had "agreed to stay temporarily" as caretaker CM, he said he had "assumed" that the new J&K government would have been formed within a week or 10 days of the election results.

"Today we seem even further away from that goal than we were 10 days ago," tweeted Abdullah.

He stressed the need for a stable government in the state, citing several concerns amid cross-border firing and continuing flood relief work.

The former CM also accused the People's Democratic Party of dallying over the state government formation.

Last month, a fractured verdict in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections left no party with a clear majority. The highest number of seats was won by the PDP, but the party, with 28 seats, fell well short of the 44 seats required to form the state government.

(with inputs from ANI)

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