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NC speeding towards meteoric win in LHDC elections: Omar 

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah ridiculed the claims of the ruling dispensation on decimating the National Conference party from Ladakh, saying contrary to the claims the NC is speeding towards a meteoric success in the upcoming LHDC elections.

He said that the people of Kargil are not looking at the upcoming council elections as just general elections “but the people here want to send a message to the entire country along with the local administration that what happened on 5th August 2019 was wrong, undemocratic, unconstitutional and not reflective of their aspirations”.

He expressed these things while addressing various election meetings and rallies at Dras and other places during his daily tour of Kargil.

Party Assistant General Secretary Qamar Ali Akhun, Senior Leader Agha Syed Ruhollah Mehdi, Treasurer Shami Oberoi, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani and Chief Spokesperson Tanveer Sadiq also addressed the gathering. 

Omar Abdullah said in his speech that the council elections are still being held on time in Kargil, but in Jammu and Kashmir, no one knows when the elections will be held, “whether they will be held or not. Having a duly elected government & assembly is a distant thing, we were preparing for panchayat and local body elections and were looking for candidates. They too are lost to view after the union home minister’s meeting with the local BJP leaders from J&K. The reason why BJP is shying away from elections is due to its long dismissed public support in its so-called stronghold Jammu plains.”

Predicting the biggest victory till date in the Ladakh Hill Development Council elections (Kargil), Omar Abdullah said, “This time we will achieve the biggest victory in history in Kargil. Even after the abrogation, I assure you that NC will continue highlighting your woes at all forums. We have steadfastly remained committed to our promises, our leaders, & our MPs have been raising issues concerning our people in Kargil both inside & outside the Parliament. Our people in Kargil have equally supported us, we in Srinagar didn’t supplant plough sign on Kargil, contrarily it’s the people of Kargil who fought for it.”

He said that the administration in Ladakh, dancing to the tunes of the BJP, tried to stop us from using the plow symbol but they faced the worst defeat and we succeeded.

He said that in order to occupy the council in Kargil, these people are changing the laws in New Delhi, sometimes 4 seats are being kept for nominations, sometimes 8 are specified and sometimes something is being done, but no matter how hard these people try, they will be defeated.

“It will be faced because the people here are really not seeing this election as just a council election, the people here want to send a message not only to the administration here but to the whole country that what happened on August 5, 2019, should not happen to him. Were, are not and will not be in the future,” said Omar Abdullah.

“I used to tell the people of Leh time and again that after the removal of Article 370, Leh and Jammu will suffer the most, that is exactly what happened in Jammu and Kashmir. Jobs, contracts and administration, are being outsourced in Ladakh, Jammu. Now people want to reverse all these actions with their vote,” he added.

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