NC has won Baramulla LS seat: Omar

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/14/2019 6:15:40 PM

'Will withdraw cases against youth if voted to power'

SRINAGAR, Apr 13: National Conference (NC) vice president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah today claimed that his party has emerged victorious from the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency with a good majority.
Baramulla seat went to polls on April 11.
Talking to reporters in Khanabal area of Anantnag district, Omar said NC is confident that it will emerge victorious on all the three Lok Sabha seats of Kashmir, adding that it has won the Baramulla seat with a good majority.
“We have started campaigning for south Kashmir seat and we hope the boycott effect will be less as it would certainly help the other candidates to emerge victorious,” Omar said.
The former chief minister further promised people that the party soon after forming its government in Jammu and Kashmir will withdraw all the cases against the stone-pelters and will also abolish public safety act (PSA) here. “We have already made it clear during campaigning in north Kashmir that NC if voted to power will abolish PSA and will withdraw the cases against stone-pelters,” he added.
Stating that BJP was continuously attacking the articles 370 and 35A, Omar said, “It reminds us that whenever National Conference was out of power, such forces took advantage of the situation following which Jammu and Kashmir bore the brunt.”
“We believe that assembly elections be held soon after the culmination of parliamentary polls and people will get a chance to elect their representatives. We if voted to power will fight against all the issues like highway ban, attack on special status and others,” Omar said.
Former chief minister added that BJP always targeted Muslims and keeping in view of the philosophy of RSS, “we (NC) had warned late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti not to forge an alliance with them but later our apprehensions came true.”



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