Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday urged the people of north Kashmir to go out and vote.
"To all the voters in Baramulla, Kupwara & Bandiporedistricts please go out & vote. Your vote is an opportunity to choose arepresentative who will espouse our causes & fight our fights in the LokSabha for the next 5 years so choose wisely. #VoteHal #halhihalhai," Omar saidin a tweet.
He also urged his party workers in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonchdistrict to vote against the communalism.
"To all my @JKNC_ colleagues & workers in Jammu, Rajouri& Poonch districts please vote & use your vote to send a messageagainst communalism, against fear & against the broken promises of the last5 years. Vote for Raman Bhalla & send him to the Lok Sabha to fight forJ&K," Omar said in another tweet.
Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections startedfor the Baramulla seat on Thursday morning.
Nine candidates National Conference's (NC) Akbar Lone; PeoplesDemocratic Peoples' (PDP) Abdul Qayoom Wani; Congress's Farooq Ahmed Mir; PeoplesConference's (PC) Raja Aijaz Ali; Er Abdul Rasheed Independent; Najeeb Naqvi asIndependent; Jehangir Khan NPP; Javeed Ahmed Qureshi as Independent and BharatiyaJanata Party's (BJP) M. M War.