PAGD not Kashmir centric, don’t underplay win over 35 seats in Jammu: Omar

Srinagar, Dec 23: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is not a Kashmir-centric as “elucidated by the performance in Jammu”and don’t underplay it’s win over 35 seats in Jammu.

“I understand the temptation to over play the 3 seats the BJP has won in the valley but why underplay the 35 wins/leads of the @JKPAGD in Jammu province. We aren’t Kashmir based parties, we are political parties with strong support in both Kashmir AND Jammu ,” Omar tweeted.

He added “if the BJP truly believes in democracy, then they will respect the decision of the people of J&K by restoring Article 370 and Article 35A, effectively nullified on August 5, 2019 while entire Jammu and Kashmir was placed under severe security and communication blockade which even saw landline telephone snapped. ”

Former Minister and president JKPM Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) Javaid Mustafa Mir tweeted that PAGD emerging as victorious in the DDC polls projects people’s choice on ground and “razes all quarrels questioning our legitimacy.”

Former Chief Minister and president of PDP Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet in Urdu said DDC elections results have clearly elucidated that people of Jammu and Kashmir have rejected “unilateral and unconstitutional” decision on August 5 last year by supporting the PAGD “fight for the restoration of the special position.” (KNS)

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