Give us our democratic right to choose our own government: Omar Abdullah to PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning appealed all people from different walks of life to ensure that people in large numbers come out to vote in general elections 2019.
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Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar AbdullahWednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to let the people to choose theirgovernment in a democratic way by paving way for holding assembly election inthe state.

The National Conference Vice President appealed to PrimeMinister to allow the people to exercise their vote in the state.

"The right to choose an elected government, as opposed tobeing governed by a hand picked nominee of the central government, is thehallmark of the sort of democracy you are tweeting about. Please give us ourdemocratic right to choose our own government," Omar wrote on Twitter.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morningappealed all people from different walks of life to ensure that people in largenumbers come out to vote in general elections 2019.

However, Omar was quick to criticize the Prime Minister byalleging that the BJP government had "consciously" disenfranchised the peopleof Jammu and Kashmir.

"Dear @narendramodi Sahib, it is good to see you appealingto famous people to increase voter turnout however at the same time yourgovernment has consciously disenfranchised people in J&K by not holdingAssembly elections on time," Omar said in another tweet.

While the regional parties have appealed the centralgovernment to hold the assembly elections in the state, the Election Commissionof India has not announced the dates as of yet. The delay in announcement ofassembly elections has drawn severe criticism from all the mainstream partiesin the state.

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