‘Tendering resignations will not bring statehood or special status back’: NC MP

Srinagar, July 30 (KINS): National Conference (NC) senior leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammad Akbar Lone Thursday said tendering resignation by National Conference (NC) MPs will not resolve any problem.

“What difference our (NC MPs) resignation will make. It will be a sort of protest only if we resign. But we have contested polls and people have elected us. We are adopting other ways to register our protest (against abrogation of Article 370),” Lone said as per news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS).

NC has three MPs that comprises party patron Dr Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoodi and Muhammad Akbar Lone.

NC has been on forefront to defend the special status of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir which was scrapped on 5 August 2019 and was divided in two union territories.

“If our resignation would make any difference, we will do that. But it will not. The resignation of three NC MPs is a solution to nothing,” he said.

He said their resignation would not bring statehood or special status back. “If it can, we are ready to resign. But if it cannot, what is the fun to tender it (resignation),” he said.

Upset over downgrading of Jammu and Kashmir to the status of a Union Territory following abrogation of Article 370, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said he will not contest assembly elections till full statehood is restored. (KINS)