Farooq Abdullah demands Governor's rule in J&K
Soon after winning the Srinagar bypoll with a landslide margin, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Saturday demanded that Governor's rule be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir and fresh elections be held.
Abdullah has been vocal about deteriorating law and order situation in the valley.
"Request government of India and President to dismiss present government right away. Governor's rule to be imposed and elections to be conducted under Governor's rule," he told reporters in Srinagar.
It may be noted that amid unrest, the Srinagar by poll saw a mere 7 per cent voter turnout. The number for the repolling that was conducted in 38 polling stations on Friday was an abysmal 2 per cent voter turnout.
Farooq Abdullah had faced shocking defeat in the same constituency in 2014 and had taken up the by poll as a personal challenge. While thanking the people for the victory, Abdullah said that the PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir needs to go.
The bypoll was marred with violence which killed eight people and dozens injured. Clashes were witnessed between the forces and stone-pelters in the region.