Farooq Abdullah pitches for elections, end of Governor, President’s Rule in JK

As the Center government has recommended President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the expiry of Governor’s rule today, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah once again pitched for elections in the state, saying the Governor and the President’s Rule must come to an end.

Talking to reporters at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar after two former legislators Basharat Bukhari and Peer Mohammad Hussain joined the NC, Abdullah said there should be elections in Jammu and Kashmir so that people will chose their representatives.

“I think Governor and the President’s Rule must come to an end. There should be elections and people must choose their representatives who can work,” Abdullah said.

On the grand alliance for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the former J&K chief minister said alliance was working and the states will hold a key in alliance formations in the elections.

“Alliances will be mostly in the states and those states will produce the results for the parliament. And that will make the difference. Some places there will be stronger alliance and some place there will be mix alliances but the states will be important factor,” he said.

On a question over the joining of other PDP members, Abdullah said anyone can join NC and for that the party has a ‘committee which handles such things.’



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