Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday dismissed all speculation on early Assembly elections in the state saying that the National Conference-Congress coalition government would complete its full tenure of six years before going in for polls.
“All speculation regarding early Assembly elections are false. People have voted NC-Congress coalition government to power and it will complete its full term of six years,” Mr. Omar told a large gathering at a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the Rs. 3,113 crore Baglihar-II project.
“Some people spread talk about early Assembly polls. People have voted us to power, which we are not going to relinquish before the due date,” he said, maintaining that his government would complete its full term.
Congress leader and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad, had during a party convention on August 31 hinted at early Assembly elections while at the same time appearing to rule out any pre-poll alliance with NC, according to reports in a section of the local media.
Assembly polls could be held any moment and there was very little time left for the exercise, he had been quoted as saying.