Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today took “total responsibility” for the defeat of his party in the Lok Sabha polls and said the result was a “rude awakening” for those who wanted to wish away the Modi factor.
However, Omar, who made a brief statement at his residence to mediapersons, said the outcome of the results would not make the National Conference irrelevant.
Congratulating the BJP and NDA, Omar said, “Those who wanted to wish away Modi factor in the elections had a rude awakening.”
Acknowledging that he was yet to come to terms with the poll results, Omar said it was time for self-introspection for the party and learn quick lessons with assembly elections being round the corner.
“I am still coming to terms with the results. We will have to go segment wise, assembly wise. There are assembly segments where we have taken a beating.