In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have the courage to face voters of Kashmir even after revoking Article 370 and gerrymandering the constituencies through Delimitation Commission.
Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Complete dilution of Art 370, bifurcation & downgrading of J&K state, gerrymandering of constituencies through a tame delimitation commission, curtailing movement & activities of parties like @JKNC_ by revoking secu-rity & STILL the BJP doesn’t have the guts to face voters of J&K.”
The former chief minister was reacting to a post on Twitter asked him when elections will be held in Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference has expressed disappointment over the further delay in Assembly elections in the territory.
Party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar in a state-ment issued in Srinagar said, delay in the publication of the final electoral roll by a month obliquely means that elections are far away. “The decision has come as a setback to the people, particularly, who have been pushed to margins due to lingering bureaucratic rule. It is a big disappointment for the furtherance of Democratic voices in the region as well,” he said.
He said people across the territory have now for over four years been ruled by a de facto BJP gov-ernment. People in Jammu are also berating the ruling party for their failure to live up to their promises, he added.—KMS