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Mehbooba seeking New Delhi's help for April 24 bypoll: Omar

Written by: Staff

Rafiabad, Baramulla, Apr 17 (UNI) National Conference (NC) Chief Omar Abdullah today alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had sought New Delhi's help for the April 24 by-elections in three Assembly constituencies of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.

''Disturbed over the growing popularity of the NC, the PDP leadership has approached New Delhi for help in the April 24 by-elections,'' he told election meetings here.

Mr Abdullah said PDP President Mehbooba Mufti was perturbed over the people's response to the NC election rallies and meetings and asked her father and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to proceed to New Delhi for help.

Lauding the courage and determination of the people, he urged them not to show any compassion and mercy to ''political turncoats'' and defeat them in the coming bypoll.

Mr Abdullah said nepotism, corruption and political witch-hunt was rampant during the PDP regime.

There were no development works during the PDP-led coalition government, but the people were misled by hollow slogans of healing touch and the Common Minimum Programme, he added.

The NC Chief said Jammu and Kashmir was declared as the secod most corrupt state in the country after Bihar during the PDP rule.

''If there would have been no change of guard, the state would have assumed the number one position in corruption in the country,'' he added.

Mr Abdullah said the people suffered a lot during the PDP regime and now there was an awakening among them and they can easily choose between the right and the wrong.


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