People Have Now Spoken, Endorsed PAGD; Says Omar

SRINAGAR: Reacting to the results of District Development Council elections, former chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah has expressed gratitude to the people who voted for the candidates of Gupkar alliance.

Talking virtually, Omar reiterated that PAGD will use all democratic and legal weapons to continue fight for the rights of J&K.  “All of us in the @JKPAGD are deeply indebted & grateful to the people of J&K for your support at this critical juncture. We reaffirm our commitment to use all democratic & legal weapons at our disposal to continue to fight for our rights,” he wrote on Twitter.

Terming the PAGD as an outcome of “betrayal”, Omar said despite facing everything, there is a victory. “The @JKPAGD is an alliance that emerged out of the betrayal of the people of J&K on 5th Aug 2019. We have faced every obstacle – illegal detentions, agency threats & pressures, our candidates were locked up to stop them campaigning & from all this we are emerging victorious,” he wrote in another tweet.

Omar said the results trends are “encouraging” and added people have “spoken”. “The trends that have emerged in the DDC polls in J&K are very encouraging for the @JKPAGD. The BJP had made this election a prestige issue about Art 370 & J&K’s special status. The people have now spoken & it’s for those who believe in democracy to pay heed to these voices,” he said.

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