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Congress distances itself from J&K leader's call for Hindu CM

Sharma said that the reason for his resignation was the "discrimination" with the Jammu-based 'daily wage' workers of the PHE department.

Updated:October 28, 2014, 7:56 AM IST
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Congress distances itself from J&K leader's call for Hindu CM
Sharma said that the reason for his resignation was the "discrimination" with the Jammu-based 'daily wage' workers of the PHE department.

New Delhi: Congress on Monday distanced itself from senior party leader of Jammu and Kashmir Sham Lal Sharma's call for a Hindu Chief Minister in the state, saying the party never sees posts and positions from this point of view.

"If it is correct, let me say we never see posts, positions and democracy this way. This idiom is alien to Congress. This is not known to us. We do not subscribe to this irrespective of whoever has said this," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters at the AICC briefing.

A day after putting in his papers as a Minister in Jammu and Kashmir government, Sharma had on Sunday called for a Hindu Chief Minister in the state while attacking some of his NC colleagues over "discrimination" against the Jammu region.

Sharma said that the reason for his resignation was the "discrimination" with the Jammu-based 'daily wage' workers of the PHE department.

He also called for a Hindu Chief Minister in the state. "It is up to the voters of the state, if they want a Hindu Chief Minister they can elect one," he said.

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