"No Compromise On Kashmir Seats", NC Leader Omar Abdullah Snubs Congress Amid Alliance Talks For Lok Sabha Elections

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

With the Election Commission announcing Lok Sabha elections from April 11, the talks between the Congress and National Conference regarding a pre-poll alliance in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in on-going. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has made it clear to the Congress party that it will not compromise on the  3 Lok Sabha seats of Kashmir. 

While addressing the media, the NC leader said: 

"In Kashmir, there will only be NC candidates National Conference candidates in all three states. There will be no compromise. If that suits Congress then we can take it further else no. But there is no way we will compromise in those 3 seats".

When asked whether there is any communication after NC leaders demand, Omar said that he awaking their response. 

"The Congress has not replied yet." 

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Earlier, after Rahul Gandhi attacked PM Narendra Modi and politicised national security issue after China blocked the resolution to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar in the UNSC, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah also hit out at the Prime Minister and the government.

The National Conference chief even connected the delay of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls to China's move in the UNSC. He even called the delaying of the polls as a "giving a victory to Pakistan". He blamed PM Modi for China's action of using its right to veto in the UNSC over resolution against Masood Azhar, saying that PM Modi "surrendered to the country".

He followed it up with:

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