Omar Abdullah accuses PM Modi of disenfranchising Kashmiris for not holding elections in J&K

Kashmir: After the Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to come out in large numbers and vote in the April-May parliamentary polls, Former chief minister and the National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah accused Narendra Modi of disenfranchising Kashmiris by not holding Assembly elections in the state.

The Former chief minister accused BJP government of disenfranchising people in J&K and Tweeted, “Dear @narendramodi Sahib, it is good to see you appealing to famous people to increase voter turnout however at the same time your government has consciously disenfranchised people in J&K by not holding Assembly elections on time.”

Election Commission’s decision not to hold Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the General Election has been sharply criticised by the National Conference (NC) vice-president.

He fired the fresh salvo after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted a series of tweets tagging all the famous Indian celebrities urging them to “encourage” people to come and vote.

People of the Jammu and Kashmir had the right to choose an elected government. “The right to choose an elected government, as opposed to being governed by a hand-picked nominee of the central government, is the hallmark of the sort of democracy you are tweeting about,” the NC leader said.

Jammu and Kashmir was placed under the Governor’s Rule with President Ram Nath Kovind’s approval. The BJP withdrew support to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following which the governor’s rule was imposed.

The state has been under President’s rule and Valley-based parties have accused governor Satya Pal Malik of implementing the agenda of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.