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LS polls: Congress gave walkover to BJP in J&K, says Omar Abdullah

The former chief minister, whose party was part of UPA II, said the lack of presence of top Congress leaders on campaign trail in Jammu and Kashmir spoke a lot about their approach to the state

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Farooq Abdullah
Omar Abdullah

Thursday questioned party's election campaign in saying it was inexplicable that the opposition party conceded a "walkover" to the BJP as far as optics were concerned.

"The was in with a fighting chance in 4 of the 6 seats and in 3 of these the BJP was the main opponent. It's inexplicable how the BJP was simply given a walkover as far as the optics of the campaign were concerned," Abdullah said in a series of tweets.

The former chief minister, whose party was part of UPA II, said the lack of presence of top leaders on campaign trail in spoke a lot about their approach to the state.

"It says a lot about the Congress party & its approach to J&K. There hasn't been a single election meeting by its leadership," he tweeted.

Abdullah said by contrast, and addressed several rallies in the state.

"Contrast this with the number of rallies addressed by Modi ji & They may not have come to the valley but they didn't ignore the state," he added.

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First Published: Fri, May 03 2019. 00:09 IST
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