Holding timely polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be test for PM Modi: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be a test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Will the Modi government bow before those forces of separatism & terror that have always sought to disrupt/delay polls in J&K or will polls take place on schedule? The moment of truth for PM Modi’s handling of Kashmir over the last 5 years, Omar tweeted.

Omar Abdullah said except for an odd by-election, all elections in Jammu and Kashmir since 1995-96 have been held as per schedule.

“Baring the odd by-election all elections after 1995-96 have taken place on schedule. Will PM Modi be able to keep to this schedule or will he accept he’s totally mishandled J&K? The next few days will give us the answer,” Omar added.