Omar rules out pre-poll alliance for Assembly polls


JAMMU: While ruling out possibility of pre-poll alliance with any political party for the coming Assembly elections in the State, former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president, Omar Abdullah today dared BJP to declare its candidate ahead of elections in J&K.
Addressing party convention here today, Omar said, “There is no question of any pre-poll alliance with any political party for the forthcoming Assembly election in the State. We will contest elections at our own. The NC will field its candidates from all the Assembly seats and a louder message should go to one and all with clear intentions of the National Conference that in coming elections it will not leave any seat for any party or group,” Omar asserted.

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While training guns at BJP for its claims to have own Chief Minister in J&K, Omar said BJP’s balloon fell flat twice first by stitching alliance with 28 member PDP in 2015 and later while unsuccessfully attempting to form the Government by surrendering before a party with just two MLAs from North Kashmir. They didn’t bother about the aspirations and sentiments of the Jammu people who had given them a massive mandate, he added.
Omar slammed the BJP for threatening some MLAs of NIA and CBI action against them in a bid to buy their support before dissolution of the Assembly. “This too, did not work for them. The reports were substantiated by the statement issued by the Governor about horse-trading in the State,” he said, adding that the BJP’s overt and covert attempts were “assault on democracy.”
“With which face the BJP will now go to the voters of Jammu in upcoming elections, who know that after seeking their mandate they will again fall in the trap and lap of a few MLAs from Kashmir to share the power”? Omar asked and hoped that the sagacious voters of Jammu will show them their place for having deceived them during nearly three and half years of misgovernance, full of corruption, chaos and mess.