NC delegation calls on PM, asks him to hold polls before year end

Farooq Abdullah's son Omar Abdullah, also a former chief minister of the state, was part of the delegation.
NC delegation calls on PM, asks him to hold polls before year end
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A National Conference delegation, led by former Jammu andKashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi onThursday and asked him to hold assembly elections in the state before the endof the year.

The delegation, which met Modi for about 20 minutes, alsourged him not to take any step that may lead to a deterioration in thesituation in the Kashmir Valley.

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah, who was part of thedelegation along with party MP Hasnayin Masoodi, said they apprised the primeminister about the situation and the apprehensions of the people.

"We discussed two issues with the prime minister. We told him that no step should be taken which will lead to deterioration of the situation in Kashmir Valley. We also told him that the assembly elections should be held before the end of the year," Omar Abdullah told reporters here.

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