Commenting on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to give a ticket to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the saffron party has given a ticket to a candidate “who is not only an accused in a terror case but is also out on bail on health grounds.”
“BJP has given ticket (from Bhopal) to a candidate who is not only an accused in a terror case but is also out on bail on health grounds. If her health condition doesn't permit her to be in jail, how does it permit her to contest polls?” ANI quoted Omar Abdullah as saying after he and his father Farooq Abdullah casted their votes.
While touching the assembly polls issue he said, "Now that LS polls are due to conclude, we can only hope that Centre together with EC gives people of J&K an elected govt which is their right."
Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 began on Thursday morning at 7 am.
The general election is scheduled to be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. The counting of votes will be conducted on 23 May, and on the same day the results will be declared.
Legislative Assembly elections in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will be held simultaneously with the general election.