Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah announced that his party and the Congress would contest the upcoming by-polls in alliance.
“For the past 10 days, we were looking for an answer to what should be our strategy to win these polls. We realised that the best way is to fight together with Congress,” Omar announced in a presser held at Srinagar Hotel on Wednesday.
Omar was flanked by Congress state president GA Mir, NC general Secretary Ali Mohamamd Sagar, NC provincial president Nasir Sogami, NC leader Sakina Itoo and other Congress leaders.
“NC has decided to field party president Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar constituency while from Anantnag Congress president and my former colleague GA Mir will contest elections,” Omar said. “It will be an attempt to give a combined fight to the ruling parties”.
He said that NC workers from south Kashmir will help the Congress.
“GA Mir has been meeting our members at Farooq sahab’s residence and he assured us of all possible support of the Congress to ensure a big win for Farooq from Srinagar,” Omar said.
GA Mir said that both the parties had discussed issues related to elections and had taken feedback of party workers and leaders. “We arrived at the conclusion that NC, Congress and some joint opposition parties would together fight the ruling parties. We took feedback and people wanted us to fight the polls jointly,” he said.