Tral, July 26: Jammu and Kashmir National Commission Vice President Omar Abdullah on Friday, July 26, said that if people in Tral area boycotted the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, then the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would win the seat from where slain militants Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa belonged. He made this comment while addressing a public rally. Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah Hit Back With Old Photos After PM Modi Levels Anti-India Charge.
"There's danger in boycotting polls. If there's a boycott, then like what happened in parliamentary polls will happen in assembly polls too, there'll be a BJP MLA from Tral from where Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa belonged. They(referring to BJP) have their eyes on some constituencies here," said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister. Jammu And Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Clarifies On 'Militants Must Kill Corrupt' Remark, Calls Omar Abdullah 'Political Juvenile'.
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Omar Abdullah: There's danger in boycotting polls.If there's a boycott,then like what happened in parliamentary polls will happen in assembly polls too,there'll be a BJP MLA from Tral from where Burhan Wani&Zakir Musa belonged.They(BJP)have their eyes on some constituencies here. pic.twitter.com/loK7FYV62M
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2019
Meanwhile, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said in the Lok Sabha that the centre had started preparations for assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, which may be held at the end of this year. On June 28, speaking in Lok Sabha, Shah said that "assembly elections date will be announced after Amarnath Yatra."