‘Top bureaucrats, couple of political parties conspired for deferment of Assembly polls’

Srinagar, Mar 17: National Conference (NC) vice president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that some top officers of the Governor’s administration and a couple of political parties are responsible for deferment of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and declared that National Conference won’t give up claim in case of pre-poll alliance with Congress for Lok Sabha elections.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a workers convention at Dak Bunglow Anantnag, Omar said, “Some top bureaucrats and a couple of political parties have hatched a conspiracy for deferment of assembly elections.”
Saying that he is concerned about the sufferings of the people on this side of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar said, “National Conference is ready to talk to Congress on pre-poll alliance for Lok Sabha elections only on two Lok Sabha seats of Jammu division and one of Ladakh division but National Conference would contest all the three Lok Sabha seats in valley at any cost.”
Hoping that Shah Faesal would unfold an agenda for safeguarding the special status of Jammu and Kashmir state and protection of Kashmir identity, Omar wished him best of luck.”
Reiterating that his party would revoke PSA if voted to power, Omar said, “The parliamentary board meeting of NC scheduled to be held tomorrow will announce the name for all the Lok Sabha constituencies. (KNS)