Omar plays mind game

Omar plays mind game

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah has been insisting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government should hold the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the forthcoming parliamentary polls. He has been stating that holding both the elections simultaneously in J&K is a litmus test for the PM Modi led government.
Of late some politicians have been saying that PDP and BJP want the assembly elections to be deferred in J&K as both the parties know it very well that they are on weak wickets even in the areas, which were considered as their bastions in 2014.
Omar knows that if the assembly elections in J&K are held along with the parliamentary polls it would help his party to win more assembly seats. Another factor which Omar seems to be counting upon is that if assembly polls are held along with the LS polls it would help the cause of the regional parties in J&K as the focus of the national parties and the top leaders would be on the general elections.
If assembly elections in J&K are held after the parliamentary polls end that would mean the focus of all the national leaders would be on J&K and whichever party comes into power at the Centre it would play a decisive role in the government formation in J&K.
It seems that Centre is in no mood to listen to Omar Abdullah and it looks like that Assembly polls in J&K would be held after the new dispensation is put at place in New Delhi. Omar daring PM Modi led government to hold the assembly elections along with LS polls in J&K seems to have no takers.