Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday accused former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed of being responsible for imposition of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir during his tenure as Union Home Minister.
After a record turnout in the first phase, the high-voltage campaigning for the second leg of Assembly elections on December 2 in nine seats in Jammu and as many in Kashmir ended on Sunday, with several high-profile candidates including former separatist Sajad Lone and four state ministers trying their luck at the hustings.
With Congress' star on the wane and National Conference losing its popularity in Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has a strong chance of making a comeback to power in the state.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Sunday accused the Omar Abdullah led National Conference government of having failed to give representation to all religious and ethnic minorities of the state.
Alleging that "lopsided" development policies pursued by NC government was responsible for "underdevelopment" of some areas in J&K, PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Saturday said if voted to power, his party will establish a system for development of all regions.
A day after PDP leader Mohd Dilawar Mir was sentenced to three years in jail in a corruption case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the opposition party had evolved as "an amalgam of swindlers of all colours and shapes".