Boycotting assembly elections will benefit BJP: Omar warns people

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday warned the people of Kashmir against boycotting the forthcoming assembly elections in the State, saying it would benefit the BJP.

He said the election boycott had benefited the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the Tral segment of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.

“If the trend of parliamentary polls continues in the assembly elections, then there will be a BJP MLA from Tral,” Abdullah said addressing party workers here.

The NC vice-president was referring to the BJP’s lead in the Tral assembly segment of south Kashmir’s Anantnag Parliamentary constituency due to poll boycott. (AGENCIES)