Jammu & Kashmir Polls: Omar Is Scared, Says BJP

1 November 2014
IBN Live


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's decision to contest forthcoming Assembly elections from Sonwar and Beerwah instead of family bastion Ganderbal has invited criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party. The saffron party slammed the move, accusing Omar of being scared. Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, 'The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been betrayed by the state government. They (NC) didn't fulfill their promises, hence the public is angry. So it doesn't matter whether Omar contests from two seats or 10 seats. The people of J&K won't forgive him.' However, former ally Congress has chosen not to comment on the issue. Party leader Rashid Alvi said, 'That's completely Omar's decision, where he wants to contest from. It's not right for me to comment on that.' Omar was elected to the 2008 Assembly from Ganderbal. These elections, Omar-led National Conference government is facing a tough task due to the anti-incumbency factor and the recent floods in the state.