Indian Govt-ECI dubious alliance leading to delay in IIOJK assembly polls: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah has said that the Indian government and the Election Commission of India (ECI) are engaged in a dubious alliance, leading to the prolonged delay in conducting Assembly elections in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Omar Abdullah speaking to the media in Pulwama said, “The people have been deprived of their right to vote since 2014. It’s taking the region towards destruction. A fixed match is being played. When you ask the Election Commission (about elections in J&K), it points at the government, and when we ask the government, it points towards ECI.”

Omar Abdulla said depriving people of polls will take Jammu and Kashmir towards destruction.

He further asserted that the dissatisfaction with the decisions taken on August 5, 2019, was evident among the people, citing the results of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, elections and District Development Council (DDC) polls. He predicted a similar expression of discontent in potential Assembly elections.

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