Promise galore in poll time

Promise galore in poll time
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National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah has triggered a debate by stating that if NC is voted to power it would work towards getting back posts of Sadr-e-Riyasat (President) and Prime Minister for J&K.
“The National Conference would not allow any attacks on Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and would seek restoration of terms of accession of the state, including the provision for ‘Sadr-e-Riyasat’ (President) and Prime Minister posts. We will completely abolish the Public Safety Act (PSA) and SRO 202,” Omar told a rally in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Omar’s assertion evoked sharp reaction from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. They slammed Omar for promoting what they called “separatism” in the state.
Many people believe that National Conference has raised the pitch ahead of the parliamentary polls to motivate the voters to come forward and vote for the party.
A notion is being created that NC is the only party in the Valley, which can take people out of the mess, and ensure that J&K’s special status is guarded.
For time being the debate triggered by Omar has helped him get noticed across the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party reacting to Omar’s speech without wasting anytime tried it’s best to derive political mileage by claiming that it would never allow restoration of the post of Sadar-e-Riyasat in Jammu and Kashmir and would ensure that J&K’s complete merger with the union.
Before Omar mooted the idea of getting back the Sadar-e-Riyasat post the BJP’s national president Amit Shah asserted that if BJP is voted to power it would revoke Articles 35A and 370 by the year 2020.
As the polling dates are drawing near the political parties are leaving no stone unturned to attract the voters.