Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the Modi Government has ‘consciously disenfranchised people in J&K by not holding Assembly elections on time.’
In a series of tweets, Omar said that the Government of India should give the democratic right to the people of J&K to choose their own government.
“Dear @narendramodi Sahib, it is good to see you appealing to famous people to increase voter turnout however at the same time your government has consciously disenfranchised people in J&K by not holding Assembly elections on time.
“The right to choose an elected government, as opposed to being governed by a hand picked nominee of the central government, is the hallmark of the sort of democracy you are tweeting about. Please give us our democratic right to choose our own government. (SIC),” he said in a series of tweets.
Election Commission of India recently decided not to hold the Assembly elections in the state citing security reasons.
The regional parties have appealed New Delhi to hold the assembly elections in the state, the Election Commission of India has not announced the dates as of yet. The delay in announcement of assembly elections has drawn severe criticism from all the mainstream parties in the state.