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Congress approached NCP for alliance, says Omar Abdullah

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Conference leader on Sunday said the party had approached them for an alliance in the upcoming polls.

"It is true that we had received a proposal from for alliance (in for polls). But we told them clearly that only Conference candidate will be there on the 3 seats in the valley (Kashmir)," Abdullah told media here.

The former chief minister, however, said the party is open to discussing about the other seats at stake in the state. "If it suits them (Congress) then we can talk about other seats. Let's see what response we receive," he added.

With regards to the 5-year ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, Abdullah claimed that when he was the chief minister, things were "more peaceful."

" I was the for six years, no organisation including was banned, things were far more peaceful back then. Today, the state is suffering the repercussions of BJP-PDP alliance of 2015," he added.

Abdullah also congratulated former IAS over his entry into

will vote for the Elections in five phases - April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 17:45 IST