The chief secretaries conference, which started from January 5, was aimed at rapid and sustained economic growth in partnership with states in coordination
The second national conference of chief secretaries will be held in Delhi from January 5-January 7 and it will be a significant step towards further strengthening the partnership between the Centre and state governments, the official told PTI.
Abdullah, who on Friday had announced he will be relinquishing the presidency of NC next month, said he is not escaping the responsibility and will continue to work to strengthen the party.
85-year-old Abdullah is expected to continue as patron of the party and guide it, especially during the first assembly elections after the state was downgraded to a union territory.
"I will not be contesting for the post of president any longer. The elections for the post will be held on December 5. It is time for the new generation to take over the responsibilities," Farooq Abdullah told PTI.
He, however, made it clear that Azad-led grouping will not ally with the BJP, but with National Conference or PDP.
J-K BJP president Ravinder Raina has called the meeting of senior leaders at the party headquarters, a party spokesperson said.
The 84-year-old Abdullah is the second political person after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar to have withdrawn their names as probable opposition nominee for the July elections.
Abdullah, the Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar, arrived at the ED office at Rajbagh at 11 am. Before going in, the former chief minister spoke to reporters and linked his questioning with the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
The questioning is reported to be in connection with a case of alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) that is being probed by the federal agency.
''We will win and I am telling you this with authority that if they conduct polls in a free and fair manner, then the National Conference will be the biggest party here,'' he told reporters on the sidelines of an event titled 'Parliamentary outreach programme for the empowerment Panchayati Raj institutions in Jammu and Kashmir'.
Among those invited are four former chief ministers -- Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.
Omar Abdullah was found infected with coronavirus two days after he took the first dose of vaccine.
We have no option but to quit the PDP which has been hijacked by unscrupulous, communal elements with mysterious character, the leaders - Fallail Singh, Dhaman Bhasin, and Pritam Kotwal - said in their resignation
The developments come ahead of the crucial election to the District Development Councils, first polls beginning November 28 in the erstwhile state since the abrogation of Article 370.
The 2018 Kargil Hill Council had produced a hung verdict, leading to a string of coalitions
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on November 6 said that he will not die until constitutional rights of the people of the erstwhile state are restored
"The letter from the Enforcement Directorate came after the Gupkar declaration. It is clear political vendetta after the People's Alliance was formed in Kashmir," a National Conference spokesperson has said.
In the latest picture which has emerged, Omar Abdullah can be seen wearing a grizzly white beard, a beanie and covered in snow.
Opposition leaders also raised the issue of MPs not being allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of its special status, whereas parliamentarians from Europe have been taken to the state, with Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury describing the EU delegation as "bhade ke tattu" (hirelings).
The Jammu and Kashmir government had given permission to the delegation to meet the leaders.
Separatist groups in the region had opposed the project, with some likening it to Israeli settlements within Palestinian territories.
Commissioned by Sheikh Abdullah, the NC has always taken a precariously balanced stand between J&K being an integral part of India and advocating for the state’s autonomy
Omar Abdullah said after 70 years, forces as are inimical to the state's special status, were trying to backtrack from the conditions.
Abdullah had lost to PDP candidate Tariq Hameed Karra in Srinagar in the 2014 general elections but won the 2017 bypoll to the constituency defeating Peoples Democratic Party's Nazir Ahmed Khan.