Omar won’t contest elections till JK’s statehood is restored: Farooq Abdullah

A file photo of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah.

Srinagar: National Conference president and member of parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that Omar Abdullah would not contest assembly elections till JK’s statehood is restored.

Talking to reporters, Farooq Abdullah said the list of constituency heads has been prepared to reach out to the people and strengthen the party at the grassroots level.

On being asked about whether Omar Abdullah would contest assembly elections, Farooq said Omar has already clarified that he will not contest elections till the statehood of JK is restored.

He said that PAGD will always be there and the list of constituency heads prepared by the party was no indication that NC will contest polls alone.

On being asked about ST status for the Pahari community, Farooq said that he himself stood for ST status for the community. (KNO)


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