Modi govt ‘consciously disenfranchised’ J&K people by not holding Assembly poll: Omar
By admin On 13 Mar, 2019 At 07:45 AM | Categorized As Home Slide Show, J&K | With 0 Comments


SRINAGAR: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday that the Modi government had “consciously disenfranchised” the people in Jammu and Kashmir by not holding the Assembly election on time. The National Conference Vice President appealed to Prime Minister to allow the people to exercise their vote in the state. “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. Please give us our democratic right to choose our own government,” Omar wrote on Twitter. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning appealed all people from different walks of life to ensure that people in large numbers come out to vote in general elections 2019.  However, Omar was quick to criticize the Prime Minister by alleging that the BJP government had “consciously” disenfranchised the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “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,” Omar said in another tweet. While the regional parties have appealed the central government to hold the assembly elections in the state, the Election Commission of India has not announced the dates as of yet. The delay in announcement of assembly elections has drawn severe criticism from all the mainstream parties in the state.


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