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Can Modi Govt Hold Timely Elections in J&K? Omar Abdullah Says It's the 'Moment of Truth'

File photo of former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah.

File photo of former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah.

Omar said except for an odd by-election, all elections in Jammu and Kashmir since 1995-96 have been held as per schedule.

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of Kashmir over the last five years.

Taking to Twitter, Omar said: “Will the Modi government bow before those forces of separatism & terror that have always sought to disrupt/delay polls in J&K or will polls take place on schedule? The moment of truth for PM Modi's handling of Kashmir over the last 5 years.”

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir was reacting to media reports that the Election Commission of India will take a call on holding Assembly polls together with the Lok Sabha election after a visit to the state this week.

Omar said except for an odd by-election, all elections in Jammu and Kashmir since 1995-96 have been held as per schedule.

"Will PM Modi be able to keep to this schedule or will he accept he's totally mishandled J&K? The next few days will give us the answer," he added.


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