Decide Jammu and Kashmir poll dates on basis of situation: Omar Abdullah

October 16th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) “We want the Election Commission to take a decision on the poll dates in Jammu and Kashmir on the basis of the situation” in the state, National Conference president Omar Abdullah said here Thursday, adding “we are ready to face the people any time”.”We want the Election Commission to take a decision on the basis of the situation,” Abdullah told party workers here Thursday.

He said that it was for the Election Commission to decide when to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir. “As a political party, we are ready to face the people any time.”

He said the situation on the ground should be taken into account while making this decision.

Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami Tuesday had announced the election schedule for five states. But he had said that “no decision has been taken about Jammu and Kashmir”.

“The situation is being assessed,” Gopalaswami had said.

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