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Our support to PDP was only from outside: Farooq Abdullah

ANI  |  Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir) [India] 

Conference (NC) leader said on Sunday that his party's support to the People's (PDP) of to form the government in the state was only from "outside" and to save the Article 35A and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

"We didn't want to form the government because we wanted to enjoy power, but we wanted to protect all that which the is doing now. We wanted to defend Article 35A. The government would not have sustained for long. It was to be toppled one day and elections had to be held," said during a

"PDP, NC, and have different paths but we came together. Why? You see the condition in which is today. It would never have been the case had our government been there. We also want to save Article 35A and Article 370," he said.

He stressed that 'autonomy' is the right of and and the state will take its autonomy. He reiterated his stance that occupied (PoK) is under while rest of & is under

Article 370 of the Indian Constitution gives autonomous status to the state of and Kashmir while Article 35A of the Constitution empowers to define "permanent residents" of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents.

dissolved the Assembly late on November 21 hours after NC, PDP and allied together and staked a claim to form the government in the state.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 18:55 IST