Omar Abdullah takes the political plunge from Baramulla

Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah has filed his nomination papers from Baramulla Lok Sabha seat.

Omar Abdullah, accompanied by senior party leaders and supporters, filed his nomination papers before the District Development Commissioner of Baramulla. The Development Commissioner is also the Returning Officer of the Baramulla constituency.

People’s Conference (NC)’s Sajjad Gani Lone and jailed former MLA Engineer Rashid have already filed their nominations for this Lok Sabha seat.

Mehbooba Mufti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has fielded former Rajya Sabha member Fayaz Ahmed Mir from here. Polling in this constituency is scheduled for May 20.

Former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah speaking on the sidelines of his nomination said  the BJP is trying to divide the people on religious lines thereby violating the model code of conduct.

Speaking to the media after filing his nomination papers for the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, Omar Abdullah said, “It is the habit of the BJP to try and divide people in the name of religion. They are trying to create division between the 14 per cent (Muslim) population of the country and the majority community. Model code of conduct is enforced on us and we are asked not to violate it while this directive is not enforced on the BJP,” he alleged.

Speaking about his message to Baramulla constituency voters, he said, “I have responsibilities towards this constituency and also towards Srinagar and Anantnag constituency. With Allah’s blessings, I will fulfil all these to the best of my capacity.”

“People of Kupwara (One voting district of the Baramulla constituency) know my way of working. The other day when I came to meet the people affected by floods in Kupwara district, my opponent, about whom a lot of noise is being created, was forced to come out in the night suit after hearing that I had reached Kupwara”, he said.


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