Omar Abdullah challenges Indian govt to hold IIOJK Assembly, Lok Sabha polls together

Srinagar: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah has challenged the Indian government to hold elections in occupied Jammu and Kashmir along with the 2024 Lok Sabha polls if it was serious about its idea of ‘one nation, one election’.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Omar Abdullah was speaking to reporters after his arrival from Umrah in Saudi Arabia. He was accompanied on the pilgrimage by his father and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah.

He said, “If you cannot have assembly election (in Jammu and Kashmir) together with Parliament now, how do you imagine that you will ever have (nationwide) assembly elections together with Parliament elections, when states like UP, Bihar and others, which require a significant presence of security forces, will also go to the polls simultaneously.”

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