Suspense continues

Suspense continues

Suspense over the holding of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir is continuing as the Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought “further clarifications” from the Ministry of Home Affairs before taking the final call over announcing the dates for these all important polls in the state.
According to the media reports the Jammu and Kashmir government has suggested to the ECI that Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir should be held in November due to the forthcoming tourist season, Amarnath Yatra and other reasons.
The speculations about Assembly polls being deferred till the year end has upset the political parties in Kashmir, especially National Conference, as the NC vice-president Omar Abdullah has been demanding that the Assembly polls should be held without any further delay.
Omar has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk about delay in J&K Assembly election instead of asserting that ‘IPL could not be played in India for two seasons.
“Why is the Hon PM talking about IPL? His is the first government since 1996 that has been unable/unwilling to have assembly elections in J&K on schedule. Why doesn’t he talk about that also?,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Omar is aware about the fact that at present Peoples Democratic Party his main opponent is on a weak wicket and the new comers would take time to establish themselves. Delay in Assembly polls means loss for his party. He wants to encash upon the anti-incumbency factor. Chances of PDP and other parties not looking bright in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections have further encouraged Omar. He has realized that iron is hot and this is the right time to strike. But people in New Delhi seem least interested in paying any attention to what Omar is saying.