Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on June 6 asked people not to use Eid meetings to lobby for a party ticket for Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
“When you use the open access of Eid to bring a delegation to my home to lobby for your assembly mandate you aren’t doing yourself any favours,” Abdullah, former state chief minister, tweeted.
When you use the open access of Eid to bring a delegation to my home to lobby for your assembly mandate you aren’t doing yourself any favours. Please leave the politics out of my celebrations for a couple of days.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 6, 2019
“Please leave the politics out of my celebrations for a couple of days,” he added.
Abdullah himself recently did keep politics aside for Eid, when he wished rival Mehbooba Mufti warmly on Twitter.
On the PDP chief’s tweet, where she wished “Chand Mubarak…wishing everyone a joyous Eid,” Omar replied with a “Eid mubarak” wish for her and her family.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 4, 2019
Jammu and Kashmir has been under President’s rule since December 18, 2018. The last elected government of the PDP-BJP fell in June last year after the BJP pulled out of the coalition.
On June 4, the Election Commission said it may hold Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections later this year. The poll body said it would announce the date for the J&K polls after the the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra, which will commence on July 1 and conclude on August 15.
“Election Commission, under Article 324 of the Constitution and other extant laws/rules etc have unanimously decided that holding of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall be considered later in this year,” an official statement from the Election Commission had said.
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