Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir – Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, criticized the Election Commission, stating that the decision on elections should have been made by the Commission itself and not the Supreme Court. Abdullah made these comments during a press conference at the National Conference (NC) headquarters.
Abdullah’s remarks come in response to the Supreme Court’s directive to the Indian government to conduct elections in J&K. The former Chief Minister expressed his belief that the Election Commission should take responsibility for such decisions, rather than the courts.
The call for elections in J&K has been a topic of debate and controversy, particularly in light of the region’s political situation and the government’s decision to revoke its special status in 2019.
The issue of elections in Jammu and Kashmir is multifaceted, with differing opinions and concerns from various stakeholders. The call for an apology from the Election Commission emphasizes the complexity of the situation and the need for transparent and unbiased decision-making processes.
Abdullah’s remarks shed light on the ongoing challenges and tensions surrounding the issue of elections in J&K. As the debate continues, it remains to be seen how the Election Commission and the Supreme Court will address the concerns raised by the former Chief Minister. The decision-making process for elections in the region remains a contentious issue, with implications for the political landscape of Jammu and Kashmir.