Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Friday afternoon accepted the defeat of the coalition candidates with ‘humility’.
“I accept the defeat with humility,” Omar said in a press conference adding, “Voters speak.”
After facing whitewash in J&K, Omar said, “We fought on national issues while as PDP fought on local issues.”
He said that he was not expecting such results. “I was not expecting one sided results.”
“I congratulate PDP and BJP and hope that they represent wishes of people in the parliament.”
Omar, stated that it was his defeat and now it depended on NC whether it would continue with him as the chief minister or not.
“It is my defeat as the Chief Minister, now it depends on the party whether it continues with me as the CM or not,” Omar said, “adding “I have always been a loyal soldier of NC.”
Omar said that the Lok Sabha elections and its outcome had many lessons for him. “There are important lessons to be learnt,” Omar said.
Omar expressed his good wishes for Modi. “Modi has got absolute majority, good luck to him,” Omar said.
However, Omar said that the results of the Lok Sabha elections are not an end of his party. “This is not the end of NC, we will come back.”
Omar said, “I will sit with my cabinet colleagues who could not hold their constituencies were we got beating,” Omar said.