March 2017 News

Election Results 2017: Omar Abdullah Should Focus On Kashmir, Says Congress

11 March 2017

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday took a swipe at Omar Abdullah for his remarks against the opposition, saying the National Conference (NC) leader should focus on his state and resolve its people's issues instead. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister had suggested the opposition should forget 2019 and start planning for 2024 Lok Sabha polls as no leader had the pan-India acceptability to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 'Will be good if state leaders instead of commenting on national politics, focus more on their state and its people. Omar Abdullah is our friend, we respect him but he needs to focus on National Conference and matters of J&K,' Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. He said the way National Conference lost to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it has not been able to form roots again there till today. 'The Congress will help it, we had run government together. It will be better if regional leaders, instead of passing comments on national politics, work hard in their respective regions and pick the public pulse there. 'Instead of Twitter, it will be better for them if they pay attention towards understanding problems of the people in their regions. It will give them pleasant experiences in future polls,' he said. The Congress and NC have been alliance partners in Jammu and Kashmir and ran the government there for five years before PDP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got together to form their coalition government.