Anantnag’s turnout was significant even in areas where it is traditionally low.
Omar said BJP is actually aiming to “weaken or remove” the state subject law which provides a special status to the citizens of J&K.
The NC campaign has been vigorous but the voter hasn’t forgotten the floods.
Azad also accused NC of initiating a “misinformation campaign” against his party.
The spurt in support for Omar is good news for the National Conference (NC) because he is expected to face a tough contest in Sonwar constituency in Srinagar city.
Omar said there was no substance in the Prime Minister’s speech.
Third phase of voting began for 16 Assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
Several of the seats voting are in separatist strongholds, prompting a boycott-wary Election Commission into clustering a number of booths.
Omar wants centre to prevent discrimination against students from Jammu and Kashmir.
“As a Kashmiri, I want to know what the PM wants to do with Article 370 and what is the agenda,” said Omar.
The Prime Minister will address two election rallies in Srinagar and Anantnag on December 6.
The National Conference released its election manifesto at the party headquarters on Wednesday, a day after the first phase of Assembly polls in the state. Excerpts:
Omar was cautious in his reaction to the historic turnout in the first phase of elections in the state.
Omar campaigned extensively in the constituency and reminded people of the projects given to Ganderbal during his tenure.
She has a tough contest with sitting National Conference MLA Nassir Aslam Wani deciding to recontest.