#LokSabhaElections2024 : Omar Abdullah To Contest From Baramulla ; Says SC Ordered Election Before Sept 30, And PM Modi’s Statement A Compulsion

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference Vice- president Omar Abdullah will contest elections from the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, the National Conference announced reported PTI.

Omar Abdullah is the party’s candidate from north Kashmir’s Baramulla Parliamentary seat, NC president Farooq Abdullah said.

He also announced that firebrand Shia leader Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi would contest from central Kashmir’s Srinagar constituency, which has been an NC bastion. Polling in Baramulla will be held on May 20.

Later quoted by ANI reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of statehood and assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir soon , Omar said “It is the verdict of the Supreme Court. It would have been a favour for us if he (PM Modi) had conducted elections before the verdict of SC. It is now a compulsion for him. It is the Supreme Court’s verdict to conduct elections in J&K before 30th September…As far as statehood is concerned, he could not explain to us till now why was Article 370 removed…”

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