Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who had reservations against the holding of assembly polls in the state soon, on Saturday said there was no question of not contesting the elections and "we will put our best foot forward."
"While National Conference was keen to rehabilitate the flood-affected people before anyone else's political rehabilitation, the Election Commission felt differently," Omar said in a tweet.
"Now with election dates announced, there is no question of not contesting the forthcoming polls. We will put our best foot forward," he said.
Omar said his party would work to "expose parties like PDP which have made it their stated mission to capitalise on the post flood-misery of the people."
The Election Commission announced a five-phase election to the state assembly beginning November 25.
"The announcement of elections in J&K effectively brings the curtain down on my first term as CM now that the MCC (model code of conduct) applies in the state. It has been an honour & a privilege to work for the people of my state. Through this term, I have done my best to serve the people of J&K," Omar wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Omar said the verdict of the people was the only thing that mattered and the rest was "noise".
"It is now for the people to decide whether my efforts were good enough & their verdict is the only thing that matters, the rest is noise," he said.