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Omar open to alliance if Cong agrees seat sharing offer

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Former and Vice President of the National Conference (NC) said on Sunday that his party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the if the latter agreed to NC's seat sharing formula for the upcoming elections.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a party function in district, Abdullah said: "We have received an offer from the Congress, but we are very clear about taking any alliance plan only if our candidates are to contest all the seats in "

J&K has six seats, three in the Valley, two in the Jammu division and one in the division.

Abdullah also criticised the for not holding the state Assembly elections simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

"It amounts to denying the people of the state their democratic right to form an elected government," he said.

Commenting on the launch of a new political party by former IAS Shah Faesal, Omar said it remains to be seen whether the new party would have something new to offer to the people.

He said it was pointless to expect any movement towards the resolution of the problem till the Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections were over.

Commenting on the ban and the subsequent crackdown on the cadres of the in the state, Abdullah said that he never felt the need to ban the Jamaat when he was the of J&K.



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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 16:44 IST