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In rare gesture, Omar sits in rain during poll rally, draws applause from NC workers

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Wednesday got off a covered stage and chose to sit in the rain, drawing cheers from party workers who had come to hear him at an election rally in south Kashmir's Shagus area.

He was campaigning for Hasnain Masoodi, the NC's candidate for the Ananatnag Lok Sabha seat, which goes to polls in three phases from April 29 to May 6.

Abdullah walked walked down from the stage and sat in the 'buffer zone', which was created between the podium and the audience due to security reasons.

He sat for around 30 minutes in heavy rain as other NC leaders addressed the rally.

The former drew applause from his party workers and supporters for this rare gesture.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 20:10 IST