Azad's Victory Must, Says Omar
5 February 2015
: The National Conference Thursday asked all secular parties and individual legislators to vote for Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to ensure his victory in the Rajya Sabha elections. He called the BJP- PDP alliance as 'opportunistic and unholy.' Addressing roadside rallies in his constituency Beerwah, Omar said: 'People who were till yesterday shouting from rooftops that they are not power hungry are suddenly selling their conscience to be in chair.' Omar asked all secular parties and individuals to 'come together and defeat the unholy alliance between the PDP- BJP alliance for a RS seat.' 'Azad's victory is important for the secular ethos of the state and every secular party and individual MLA should vote for him and ensure his victory,' he said. He said since Azad's victory is assured 'it will be interesting to see which party would want to be called the weaker partner when the result will be out for the other seats.' 'It will be a precursor to the events that will unfold in their future government formation and determine who will dictate terms in this alliance,' he said.