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NC President Farooq Abdullah withdraws his name from consideration for consideration as joint opposition’s presidential candidate


SRINAGAR: President Jammu and Kashmir National Conference and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullad Saturday withdrew his name for consideration as joint opposition’s presidential candidate

Farooq Abdullah in a statement said,  “I am honoured to have had my name proposed as a possible joint opposition candidate for the office of President of India by Mamata Banerjee Sahiba. Subsequent to Mamata didi proposing my name, I have received a number of calls from opposition leaders offering their support for my candidature”.

I have taken a few days to discuss this unexpected development with my family and senior colleagues. I am deeply touched by the support that I’ve received & honoured to have been considered for the highest office in the country. I believe that Jammu & Kashmir is passing through a critical juncture and my efforts are required to help navigate these uncertain times, the statement reads.

“I have a lot more active politics ahead of me & look forward to making a positive contribution in the service of J&K and the country. Therefore, I would like to respectfully withdraw my name from consideration and I look forward to supporting the joint opposition consensus candidate”, Farooq Abullah said in a statement.

I’m very grateful to Mamata didi for proposing my name. I’m also grateful to all the senior leaders who offered me their support, he said.


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