Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National Conference (NC) president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that his government “consciously disenfranchised people” in Jammu and Kashmir by not holding the state Assembly election on time.
“Dear @narendramodi Sahib, it is good to see you appealing to famous people to increase voter turnout however at the same time your government has consciously disenfranchised people in J&K by not holding Assembly elections on time,” Abdullah tweeted.
“The right to choose an elected government, as opposed to being governed by a handpicked nominee of the central government, is the hallmark of the sort of democracy you are tweeting about. Please give us our democratic right to choose our own government,” he added.
Abdullah’s tweet came after Modi earlier today appealed to various politicians, film fraternity, businessmen, sportsmen, spiritual leaders and members of the film fraternity to encourage voter participation and urged them to inspire more people to come out and vote during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.