With Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday threatening to quit after PDP alleged that he was involved in a sex scandal,coalition partner Congress is trying to prevail upon him not to take such a step.
Congress in-charge of state Prithviraj Chavan has spoken to Omar Abdullah asking him not to resign as it was a trap to get him out of office,party sources said here.
Chavan has also spoken to Omar’s father Farooq Abdullah so that he stops him from resigning,they said.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her political secretary Ahmed Patel are also likely to talk to Omar to urge him not to go ahead with his threat to quit,the sources said.
The Congress leaders swung into action after Omar left the Assembly in a huff threatening to resign when PDP leaders alleged his involvement in a sex scandal.
Don’t get emotional over allegation: Soz advices Abdullah
In a word of advice to Omar Abdullah,state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz said the National Conference leader should “not get emotional” over the allegation of him being involved in a sex scandal and press for his resignation.
“Mr Abdullah should not get emotional and press for his resignation. It is an accusation made by the PDP. He (Abdullah) has not been found guilty by a judge,” Soz told reporters outside Parliament house.
Soz was reacting to accusations by PDP that the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister was involved in the infamous ‘Srinagar sex scandal’.
Soz said people “who are clean” should not be worried about accusation. “Thankfully we have a good law enforcement system and a good judiciary. People who are clean should not be worried about accusation,” he added.