Holding timely polls in J&K  test for PM Modi: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar

The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference Vice-president  Omar Abdullah on Monday said that that holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of Kashmir over the last five years.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Omar wrote: “Will the Modi government bow before those forces of separatism & terror that have always sought to disrupt/delay polls in J&K or will polls take place on schedule? The moment of truth for PM Modi’s handling of Kashmir over the last 5 years.”

“Baring the odd by-election all elections after 1995-96 have taken place on schedule. Will PM Modi be able to keep to this schedule or will he accept he’s totally mishandled J&K? The next few days will give us the answer,” Omar wrote on Twitter.

Omar was reacting to media reports that the Election Commission of India will take a call on holding Assembly polls together with the Lok Sabha election after a visit to the state this week.

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