Jammu should support NC as BJP has conceded defeat: Omar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Dec 15, 2014 21:18 IST

Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come to terms with the fact that it will not be able to form a government in the state.

"People in Valley have refused to buy false promises of the BJP and now it's for the people of Jammu to support National Conference," Abdullah said during a rally in Basohli town.

"BJP leader Arun Jaitley has conceded that his party is not going to form the government. When this is the ground reality the people of Jammu should exhibit wisdom and support the NC," he added.

Twenty-one seats of the Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts go to polls on December 20, in the last of the five-phase elections to the state assembly.

Abdullah said the NC is the only party which represents the aspirations of all three regions of the state. "NC has never deceived people and will never deceive them in future also for vote bank politics," he said.

Abdullah, who is the NC's working president, accused the BJP of speaking in different languages and tones in different parts of the state.

Omar also criticised the Congress party for laying blame of its failures on the NC.

"The Congress praised NC when it supported them in the parliament elections. And suddenly it has started blaming NC in for petty vote bank politics," he said.

"The fact is that Congress created hurdles in implementing major public welfare programmes in the state particularly the decision to create new administrative units," the CM said.

Abdullah said the Congress failed to recognise the genuine demands of Basohli to be granted district status and thus deprived the people of this area.

Basholi deserves the status of hill district and if the NC returns to power it will grant district status to Basholi and also for Nowshera-Kalakote, Abdullah added.

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