Shabnam Fayaz PULWAMA, December 07:
National Conference (NC) Vice President, Omar Abdullah, addressing a substantial public gathering at Mujahid Manzil Pulwama, alleged that both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Election Commission (EC) share responsibility for the delay in conducting assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. He accused the Centre of hindering the flourishing of democracy in the Union territory.
Accompanied by key NC leaders, including General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Chief Spokesperson Tanveer Sadiq, and others, Omar Abdullah expressed concerns over the lack of democratic processes in J&K.
During the public convention organized by the National Conference, Omar Abdullah criticized both the BJP and the Election Commission, stating that the Election Commission’s failure to hold polls implies a lack of approval, ultimately signaling the BJP’s unwillingness to conduct elections in the region.
Addressing the public rally, Omar Abdullah lamented the stifling of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, emphasizing that the current government at the Centre does not want democracy to flourish in the region. He pointed out the absence of elections despite the completion of the J&K assembly term in 2018, asserting that democracy is nowhere to be seen.
Highlighting the role of the NC, Omar Abdullah affirmed the party’s commitment to democratic institutions. He criticized the government for false assurances on employment, development, and electricity supply. Omar questioned the worsening electricity situation despite claimed spending of crores of rupees and urged the government to allocate more funds to address the power needs of the people.
In his address, Omar Abdullah accused the BJP of betraying the public and emphasized the need for unity among different communities for a strong India.
The public gathering reflected widespread concern over the delay in assembly polls and the perceived challenges to democratic processes in Jammu and Kashmir. The allegations made by Omar Abdullah resonate with the ongoing political discourse in the region.