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No 'wish list' for Modi, says Omar

PTI  Srinagar, July 02, 2014
First Published: 18:37 IST(2/7/2014) | Last Updated: 19:12 IST(2/7/2014)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he does not have a "wish list" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will visit here later this week, but will only demand the state's right.

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"I do not have a wish list. I am not meet him with any wish list, whatever is the right of the state, we should get and have it. He is coming here for two functions of Central government and nothing more than that," Omar said.

Omar said that the state is not demanding more than what has its right.

"We should get our share of electricity along with funds by the Planning Commission. We should also get help for the loss we undertake by being at the frontier of the battle against militancy in the state," he said.

Modi is scheduled to arrive in Kashmir on Friday on his first visit to the Valley as the Prime Minister. He will inaugurate the 240-MW Uri-II power project in Baramulla district.

Omar, who is also the president of National Conference (NC), said his party has not yet taken a decision on entering a pre-poll alliance with Congress for the Assembly elections later this year.

"We have not decided whether to fight in an alliance or not. I have been reiterating it that in both the parties - National Conference and Congress -- there are many voices which are not in favour of an alliance, but both the parties have left the decision on their leaderships.

"NC working committee has passed a resolution and put the responsibility on its president Farooq Abdullah. He will decide whether it will be in favour of the party to have an alliance or not. For that, Farooq Sahib will consult his colleagues and decide. Same way, Congress will do," he said.

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