Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was "factually incorrect" in saying that he had chosen "safe" seats to contest from in the assembly elections.
"PDP is factually incorrect that I have chosen safe seats to contest from. If that was the case, I would have chosen those seats where we had sitting MLAs who had won by the highest margins. Beerwah has a sitting MLA from PDP and we conceded a lead from Sonawar in the Parliamentary elections," Omar said while addressing party workers here.
He said his decision to contest from Sonwar and Beerwah was a direct challenge to PDP.
"Based on these facts, my contest from Beerwah and Sonawar is a clear and direct challenge to PDP and its corrupt leadership and I am not one to look for safe seats," he said.
The NC working president claimed that "who would know better about safe-seats than (PDP patron) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed himself, who had to find safe-seats in R S Pura and Uttar Pradesh when he couldn't find more than a few hundred votes in Bijbehara?"
Omar asked his party workers, especially the youth activists, to go for door-to-door campaigning in Sonawar.
"Tell the people that NC is not seeking their support only for victory in Sonawar but also tell them to join us in playing a frontal role in defeating PDP's dream of corruption and political impropriety," he said.