Mehbooba petrified of facing people, tweets Omar over Anantnag by-poll delay

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticised Mehbooba Mufti government for recommending postponement of by-poll over law and order issue in the Anantnag assembly seat, saying it only showed how much "petrified" she was of facing people.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. PTI

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. PTI

In a series of tweets within minutes of the Election Commission announcing postponement of the by-poll, Omar said, "in an admission of how bad the situation is under @mehbooba_mufti the Election commission has been forced to postpone Anantnag by-election."

"It's an admission both of how bad things have become under @mehbooba_mufti & how petrified she is of facing the people in the by-election," the National Conference leader tweeted.

Located in South Kashmir, Anantnag seat fell vacant after the death of the then state chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on 7 January.

The EC had announced by-poll to this seat along with eight other assembly seats on 16 May.

The poll panel on Thursday said that fresh date will be announced later.


Updated Date: Apr 21, 2016 18:36 PM

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