NC ready to lend 'unconditional support' to UPA: Omar

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Srinagar, May 18 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said that his party was ready to lend 'unconditional support' to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre.

"Our support to the UPA is unconditional. We will not bargain for any thing or any post in Union Council of Ministers," Omar told reporters here.

Asked whether the NC will get a cabinet berth, Omar said, his party had nothing to do with any post.

"We have played a part in the victory of the UPA. I have participated in the election campaign for the UPA in the country. Beyond it, we have not to ask for," he added.

Omar also spoke about NC rebel Ghulam Hassan Khan, who was elected from the Ladakh parliamentary constituency as an Independent, saying Khan's rejoining the party is something his party wanted.

"The return of Ghulam Hassan Khan is something that we wanted but it is not against the desires of the Congress. The high command of the Congress spoke to the NC President yesterday and expressed the desire that we do everything to bring Ghulam Hassan Khan back home. Ghulam Hassan Khan Sahab has unconditionally accepted the invitation of the National Conference and the Congress high command and come back to his home," Omar said. (ANI)

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