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Drabu's speech cost him dearly: Omar

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Soon after was sacked today as the minister, former state said Drabu's speech at an event in has cost him "dearly".

took a tough action over Drabu's remarks that "isn't a political issue", and sacked him from the council of ministers.

"His (Drabu's) PHDCCI (PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry) speech cost him dearly," Omar tweeted.

"Will be interesting to see who replaces him in the Ministry," the National Conference working added.

A letter was sent to informing state N N Vohra that Drabu has been dropped from the council of ministers of the government, official sources said.

Last Friday, Drabu had said at an event organised by the PHDCCI in that "isnt a political issue, but a society with social issues".

"Don't see J&K as a conflict state and a political issue, it is a society which has social issues right now. We are trying to find our own space and we are going through a process which many other countries are also going through, Drabu had said.

"It (J&K) is not a political issue as far as I can see. They have been barking up the wrong tree for the last 50 or 70 years by talking about the of it, that the political situation has never improved, he said at the event.

The ruling yesterday asked Drabu to immediately retract his statement, saying the state was a political issue and its resolution formed the party's core agenda.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:20 IST