SRINAGAR Jammu and Kashmir National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the low voter turnout in Anantnag and Bijbehara is a lesson for PDP and Mehbooba Mufti.
The ensuing elections are significant since these provide the people of the state an opportunity to reveal how passionately they feel about their identity including Article 370, Article 35-A, Omar said.
Addressing two separate public meets at Chawalgam and Homeshalibug, Kulgam, Omar said: The threats of BJP-RSS to abrogate Art 370, Art 35A will be defeated as the people of the state will not allow them succeed in their nefarious designs. Today, the state is facing an assault on its special status from all sides, however all the machinations of the forces as are inimical to our status will fall flat if the people of our state show resoluteness in protecting the identity and integrity of our state.
This time the people across the state have taken it upon themselves to trounce the efforts as are hell-bent to destroy the special constitutional status of the state, NC vice president said, adding, Todays elections is not about choosing MLAs, today our state is fraught with a challenging situation. The need of the hour is to send a representative to Parliament who can fight for the interests of state, the situation that the state is facing today demands of having a credible voice at Delhi who can work tireless both within and outside parliament for the protection of Art 370, Art 35-A.
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