“This government has divided people in the name of religion and region. They are trying to disrupt the communal harmony in the state which was well-preserved for decades,” the NC leader said.
NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu expressed grief over “the tragic loss of an innocent life” and expressed concern over those civilians who have been injured in the clashes.
In protest against the marshaling out of the opposition legislators, other NC and Congress MLAs stood on their seats.
Of six seats that went to polls, PDP, BJP and NC won two each, the results announced Monday showed.
NC MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone pointed out that militants had tried to scuffle the polls but the people defied the boycott calls.
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met Governor N N Vohra on Friday night.
Police have cordoned off the entire area, and a search operation has been launched to nab the attackers.
NC formally offered support to PDP in a letter to N N Vohra for forming a govt that could break the logjam of over three weeks.
NC is ready to join hands with PDP if the latter talks about the state’s welfare.
He added that the two regions have been the worst victims of discrimination at the hands of successive govt.
Legislators have switched off phones to avoid the media but are speaking out at party meetings.
PDP with 28 is followed by BJP with 25 and if Sajad Lone’s two seats are added, they together number 55.
The losers included Deputy CM Tara Chand, who was defeated from the Chhamb (SC) seat.
Sonia Gandhi earlier said that NC did not allow implementation of UPA’s people-friendly programmes.
Addressing an election rally of nearly 50,000 people at Sports Stadium here, Modi said enough hollow promises have made to the people.