Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked the centre to restore the statehood to Jammu and Kashmir before the Assembly Elections are announced.
“The fight of revocation of Article 370 and the decisions taken on August 5, 2019 can be taken to the Supreme Court but the government should restore the statehood to Jammu and Kashmir before the elections are announced,” Abdullah here told reporters.
Omar Abdullah along with National Conference president, Farooq Abdullah arrived in Jammu on Wednesday and chaired the party meeting.
“It is the Election Commission that has to announce the polls. We were ready for the polls from 2019 when the Assembly was dissolved,” he said adding, “we are ready and then why delay good things to happen.”
He said, “the Prime Minister and the Home Minister have committed statehood to Jammu and Kashmir in the Parliament then why delay.” (UNI)