J - K Governor asks Abdullah to continue till final decision on resignation is taken

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Srinagar, July 28 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra on Tuesday refused to accept Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's resignation, saying that the latter should continue in office till a final decision is taken on the matter.

Earlier on Tuesday, Abdullah had formally submitted his resignation to Vohra, hours after a senior PDP leader had alleged in the State Assembly that Abdullah was involved in last year's sex scandal.

"I know it is a false allegation. But I want to resign till I am cleared of this false allegation. I cannot work till I am proved innocent. It is a blot on my character. Any amount of investigation by the home department will not help. Till I am able to prove my innocence, I am going to give my resignation to the Governor," Abdullah had told the State Assembly earlier in the day.

National Conference MLAs and Ministers had also attempted to restrain him from going out of the Assembly and sought to prevent him from meeting Governor N.N. Vohra.

PDP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Beig levelled the allegation that Abdullah was involved in the infamous Srinagar sex scandal.

Beig said that he had list of names who were involved in the scandal and Abdullah's name is listed as number 102.

The Kashmir sex scandal surfaced in October last year, leaving the public in the State shell-shocked.

Three senior politicians including a Cabinet Minister, favoured women in exchange for sex favours. (ANI)

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