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NC-Congress coalition will bag all six LS seats: Omar

Downplaying criticism voiced by local Congress leaders that National Conference leadership did not campaign for coalition candidate in Ladakh, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday predicted clean sweep for the alliance in parliamentary elections.

india Updated: May 10, 2009 22:08 IST

Downplaying criticism voiced by local Congress leaders that National Conference leadership did not campaign for coalition candidate in Ladakh, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday predicted clean sweep for the alliance in parliamentary elections.

"NC-Congress coalition will bag all the six Lok Sabha seats. The people are ready to reject politics of deceit and duality and it is indicative of landslide victory for the coalition in Jammu and Kashmir," Omar said addressing an election rally in Rafiabad on Sunday.

The two parties jointly carried out election campaign in the state but the NC has allegedly stayed away so far from campaign in Ladakh, that goes to polls on May 13, which annoyed the local Congress leaders.

NC rebel Ghulam Hassan Khan, who won the seat in 1999 as an independent, is a formidable candidate in the constituency and is posing a serious problem to Congress nominee P Namgyal.

Under seat sharing arrangement, NC and Congress have put up candidates on three seats each in the state. While NC is contesting Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla seats, Congress is fighting from Jammu, Udhampur and Ladakh.

Asserting that the coalition government will last its full term, Omar said the next six year of coalition in the state would be the "golden period" of development where everyone will enjoy equal opportunity to grow and develop.