Taking a jibe at chief minister Omar Abdullah, People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said Abdullah "deserting traditional Ganderbal constituency has pronounced the poll verdict already".
"Ganderbal has once again created history by making Omar Abdullah leave the constituency even before a vote was cast. It has announced the result of entire state by making Omar Abdullah, head of the outgoing government, to run away from here in pursuit of a safe seat," said Mufti while addressing a road show in Ganderabal constituency.
Abdullah recently decided not to contest from Ganderbal and has decided to contest from Srinagar's Sonawar and Budgam's Beerwah constituency.
"In 2002, Ganderbal created a history by voting against Omar Abdullah that not only changed the political discourse on the ground but a new wave of development was created by the PDP which provided the people relief," she added.
Mufti said Abdullah had to run away from Ganderbal constituency after "badly failing to address its issues".
"What he will do to Sonwar and Beerwah now where he is seeking fresh mandate to the assembly?" she asked.
The party president claimed that her party "changed entire scenario not only in Jammu and Kashmir but in the entire South Asian region, which paved the way for the resolution of conflict by bringing India and Pakistan close to each other."
The Member of Parliament (MP) from Anantnag said the fear and insecurity on the ground were eliminated with the end of oppressive Ikhwan and special task force.
"Externally, the two armies which were otherwise in war mode left the aggression; tension on borders was reduced and ceasefire was not only implemented but religiously followed; peace process was started between New Delhi and Islamabad and New Delhi and Srinagar; borders were opened for travel and trade which provided sense of hope and relief to the people in the entire region," she said.