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Oppn needs to shift strategy for 2019: Omar on Patel's win

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Former chief minister today said leader Ahmed Patel's win in polls "should have never been this difficult" and the opposition needs to introspect and shift strategy to counter the in the 2019 general elections.

Omar praised the Commission (EC) for what he described as "withstanding the pressure from the Centre".

"That Ahmed bhai has won is a very welcome development but it should have never been this difficult. Introspection & (and) strategy shift warranted," the (NC) working president wrote on Twitter.

"How much more evidence do we require to understand that we opposition parties are up against a ruthless, finely tuned political machine," he tweeted.

On the EC's role, he said in another tweet that the organisation "withstood the pressure of FIVE senior cabinet ministers to deliver a verdict that was a crushing blow to the BJP".

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 11:42 IST