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Omar says no to pre-poll alliance

Srinagar, Feb 10: National Conference vice president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah today said it will be premature to talk about any pre-poll alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

Omar said when asked about his reaction regarding Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s remarks that they were ready for alliance with local parties in Jammu and Kashmir.


To this, Omar said, “Farooq Sb has had no discussions with colleagues about any possible alliances so it would be premature for NC to react to this statement.

Rahul was reported to have said that Congress was in favour of entering into electoral alliances wherever possible so that secular parties collectively take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

It has been reported that Rahul has asked PCC chief G A Mir to explore possibilities of the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir for both Lok Sabha as well as Assembly elections. However Omar has showed a cold shoulder to Rahul’s offer.