Omar Abdullah Accuses BJP of Secretly Helping Other Parties in Kashmir Elections

Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah alleges BJP is secretly supporting other parties in Kashmir elections, suggesting a conspiracy against the region after Article 370 abrogation.

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Omar Abdullah Accuses BJP of Secretly Helping Other Parties in Kashmir Elections

Omar Abdullah Accuses BJP of Secretly Helping Other Parties in Kashmir Elections

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is secretly helping other political parties in the Kashmir Valley elections while not fielding its own candidates, suggesting a conspiracy against Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah, the vice president of the National Conference (NC) party, alleges that the BJP is "holding the reins from behind" and supporting parties like the People's Conference (PC) and Altaf Bukhari's Apni Party.

Abdullah said the BJP's decision not to field any candidates from Kashmir is a clear indication of its failure to win the hearts of the Kashmiri people after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. He argued that the BJP's declaration that it will not contest the ongoing Lok Sabha poll, due, omar in Kashmir is an admission that the party has been unable to gain the support of the people in the region following the controversial decision.

The NC leader also pointed out that BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh has been frequently visiting Kashmir and meeting with leaders of other parties. Abdullah stated, "The difference between his party and others like the PC and Apni Party is that the NC's doors are closed for the BJP, unlike the other parties." He criticized the BJP's strategy of trying to defeat the NC-Congress INDIA alliance without directly contesting the elections.

Why this matters: The upcoming elections in Jammu and Kashmir are significant as they are the first since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019. The allegations made by Omar Abdullah highlight the complex political dynamics and alliances in the region, with the BJP's alleged involvement in secretly supporting certain parties adding to the controversy surrounding the elections.

Abdullah emphasized that while the BJP's symbol may be absent, their candidates are distinctly present in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. He confirmed mutual backing between the National Conference and the Congress in certain constituencies but dismissed the possibility of extending the same support to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) due to their decision to Field, Candidates, Could, Omar against INDIA group members.

Key Takeaways

  • Omar Abdullah alleges BJP secretly supports other parties in Kashmir elections
  • BJP not fielding candidates in Kashmir, indicating failure to win people's hearts
  • BJP general secretary frequently visiting Kashmir, meeting other party leaders
  • NC-Congress alliance, but no support for PDP due to opposition to INDIA group
  • Upcoming Kashmir elections significant after 2019 abrogation of Article 370