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Omar denounces EC decision not to hold assembly polls in J&K
Jammu & Kashmir

Omar denounces EC decision not to hold assembly polls in J&K

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New Delhi, Mar 10 : Minutes after the Election Commission announced that state Assembly elections will not be held in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday lashed out at the Central government and said for the first time since 1996 Assembly elections in J&K are not being held on time.

'Balakot and Uri are not symbols of PM Modi’s handling of national security, J&K is and look at the mess he has made there,' Mr Abdullah said in a series of tweets. 'The abject surrender to anti-India forces is a crying shame,' he said.

'With the amount of international attention elections in J&K attract I never thought PM Modi would be willing to confess his failure on a global stage but we all make mistakes & that was mine'. He further said in 2014 Lok Sabha elections were held on time and assembly elections on schedule 'even after the most devastating floods'.

'Shows how badly the BJP & earlier the BJP-PDP mishandled J&K,' he said, adding that first time since 1996 Assembly elections in J&K are not being held on time. 'Remember this the next time you are praising PM Modi for his strong leadership,' he said in another tweet. UNI