J&K: Why Omar Abdullah jittery about Assembly polls?

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J&K CM Omar Abdullah
Srinagar, Oct 15:It seems the Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is trying every trick to defer the Assembly elections in the State.

A day before, the EC team's scheduled visit in the State to review the ground level for the polls, Omar met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and urged him not to conduct early Assembly elections as the State has not yet recovered from the effects of the devastating flood.

The Election Commission which appeared to be inclined towards holding Assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir on scheduled time, has sent its team on a three-day visit to the State to see whether the ground situation is conducive to conduct the elections. The State recently hit by the floods, worst in last 60 years.

According to reports, barring the ruling National Conference, all political parties in the State have demanded that the polls be held on time. Omar very well knows that there is widespread anger among the public over Government's lackadiscal approach during the floods. He knows that if the State goes to polls this time, his party would loose so the NC is avoiding early elections. Moreover, the party is also facing a huge anti-incumbency.

Omar Government's six-year term expires on 4 January, 2015.

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