Srinagar, January 27 (KMS): National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Friday hit out at the BJP-led Modi government saying that Jammu and Kashmir has not seen the days of “no assembly elections” even in the worst days of armed struggle.
NC leader Omar Abdullah addressing the media persons in Banihal, said, “It has been eight years straight since the last Assembly elections were conducted in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the first time that there has been such a long gap between polls here. Such a situation never even occurred during the worst days of militancy in J&K. It was in 2014 when the last Assembly elections took place.”
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Banihal area of Jammu region.
“I still believe that Article 370 was more of the Congress’ legacy than ours, but I won’t want to comment on their politics. As far as statehood is concerned, it should not have been taken from us. There was no need to turn Jammu and Kashmir into a Union Territory, but since they have done it now, we are waiting for the statehood again,” Omar Abdullah said.
He further added, “Our fight for statehood will continue through the Courtand we are optimistic that the way the government is trying that the hearings do not take place in the Court, it shows that our case is stronger than theirs.”