For now, Congress does not show signs of being willing or able to remake its organisation and appeal
Senior Abdullah lost the recent Lok Sabha polls from Srinagar constituency, the first electoral defeat since he joined politics.
After losing all six Lok Sabha seats in the state, the relations between Congress and ally NC have got strained.
Of the six Lok Sabha seats in the state, NC and Congress drew a blank while BJP and PDP won three seats each.
Omar said he will abide by the decision of the party rank and file regarding any future alliance with the Congress.
Omar said his party will learn lessons from this defeat and grow stronger.
Omar Abdullah calls results ‘shocking’, takes responsibility for loss.
Though urban pockets of Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipore and Pattan are expected to witness a boycott, the turnout could be heavy in rural areas.
In Ladakh, the 1.6 lakh voters — the lowest in the state — have a choice of four candidates including Tsering Samphel of Congress and Thupstan Chewang of BJP.
Farooq said that we will join hands with secular forces to fight the communal forces.
“They say those who do not vote for Modi should go to Pakistan. (I say) Those who vote for Modi should drown in the sea,” said Farooq.
Sayeed said there are apprehensions that National Conference might resort to “tactical rigging” in Srinagar and Baramulla constituencies.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, PDP said violence in any form is not acceptable and would not solve any problems.
The attacks had come in the run-up to three parliamentary seats, Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla.
Fourteen years on, NC leader and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has reopened old wounds.