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NC bats for early polls in J-K

NC bats for early polls in J-K
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Jammu (PTI) National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Thursday sought early conduct of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, apprehending that the BJP may attempt to get these delayed for the “fear of imminent defeat” due to its “misgovernance and failure” in keeping up the promises.

“Hold elections and the people of Jammu and Kashmir, not New Delhi, will choose the government they want for themselves,” Abdullah said while paying homage to B R Ambedkar at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here.

He said a stable and strong government alone can lead the state to peace and development.

The alliance on crutches, he said, does not suit the state, which is facing numerous challenges and exuded confidence that National Conference will get a “massive” mandate.

Referring to the landslide victory of NC in 1996, Abdullah said a discernible transformation was brought by building militancy damaged infrastructure, opening of schools, strengthening of health institutions, functioning of the various utility services etc.

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