As reported, effectively no.2 in the National Conference, Omar Abdullah on Monday evening said at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan, “I want people of the state to elect a single party government in Jammu and Kashmir, keeping in view the challenges and magnitude of problems faced to the people. The experiment of coalitions has not worked well in the state” Abdullah added, ‘In fact, the coalition culture has failed in various parts of the country as well and in a state like Jammu and Kashmir.’
He also said that assembly polls should be held ‘as soon as possible’ in J&K to put in place an elected government to run affairs of the state, which is under the President’s rule.
He was attending a function to welcome PDP‘s general secretary and former IAS officer Mehboob Iqbal and Bhaderwah Municipal Council president Shahid Mougal into the National Conference. The revolt within the PDP continues, Another leader quits the party in Jammu and Kashmir
Omar Abdullah said large scale desertions in the PDP are reflective of the anger among people for the miseries caused to them during the past three-and-a-half years of its rule with the Bhartiya Janta Party.
Confident of registering a victory in the valley, he said, the party is getting tremendous and his party will give a stable and responsive government.
Last Month Omar Abdullah hits out at BJP saying that if they believe their majority in the state then why the assertion is not put to the test and elections are delayed.
Reacting on which Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on December 28 asserted in the Lok Sabha that the BJP-led Centre is ready to hold the Assembly Polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Centre gives a nod to President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir