Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah Thursday urged people of north Kashmir to go out and vote.
“To all the voters in Baramulla, Kupwara & Bandipore districts please go out & vote. Your vote is an opportunity to choose a representative who will espouse our causes & fight our fights in the Lok Sabha for the next 5 years so choose wisely. #VoteHal #halhihalhai,” Omar said in a tweet.
He also urged his party workers in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch district to vote against the communalism.
“To all my @JKNC_ colleagues & workers in Jammu, Rajouri & Poonch districts please vote & use your vote to send a message against communalism, against fear & against the broken promises of the last 5 years. Vote for Raman Bhalla & send him to the Lok Sabha to fight for J&K,” Omar said in another tweet.
Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections started for the Baramulla seat on Thursday morning.
Nine candidates National Conference’s (NC) Akbar Lone; Peoples Democratic Peoples’ (PDP) Abdul Qayoom Wani; Congress’s Farooq Ahmed Mir; Peoples Conference’s (PC) Raja Aijaz Ali; Er Abdul Rasheed Independent; Najeeb Naqvi as Independent; Jehangir Khan NPP; Javeed Ahmed Qureshi as Independent and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) M. M War.