The Opposition, however, stuck to its stand that no debate can happen him.
Since 1947, Congress had been in power in Jammu and Kashmir for over 32 years.
Azad also accused NC of initiating a “misinformation campaign” against his party.
BJP spokesman Arun Gupta alleged that the information was concealed by the Omar Abdullah-led coalition government.
Local Congress leaders have been pointing out how Azad introduced work in double shifts to accelerate the pace of projects.
Campaigning for the first phase of elections ended in J&K and Jharkhand on Sunday. The Indian Express team tracks parties’ approach and what’s at stake on Tuesday.
Flanked by AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Azad said “if they had sort votes it was ok–it would have been a symbol of brotherhood and unity.
“We need a CM with a development orientation with the capacity to build roads, schools, hospitals, colleges, universities…,” said Azad.
He said that BJP is playing a dangerous game by polarising Jammu region and clandestinely indulging in unfair means in Kashmir region.
Soz said Azad and he took the decision much before the Election Commission announced dates of assembly polls in the state.
Torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses have so far caused 107 deaths.
The Prime Minister assured all possible help to the state in this hour of crisis.
Azad, however, will not contest the Assembly elections.
‘The focus of the media was on one person,” Azad said, without naming anyone.
“Whenever there are elections in the state, both sides start making attempts to polarise situation,’’ said Azad.