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Why Omar avoided posting Good Luck messages to motivate Voters in Kashmir Valley?

On April 9, a day ahead of the first round of polling on Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had enthusiastically posted a comment on the micro blogging site wishing good luck to contesting candidates and voters.

“All of you contesting or voting today – good luck. Make it a good one 2014”, Omar had tweeted.


This was the first and the last message Omar wrote.

In the next three rounds of polling on April 17, April 24 and now the just finished crucial phase of polling on April 30 where Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullahs fate was sealed in the EVM’s Omar failed to post good luck message urging the voters to turn out in large numbers.

Interestingly, Omar posted some messages in the run up to the second and third round of polling after suspected militants targeted sarpanches in South kashmir district to scare away voters. At the same time Omar also posted a message which created lot of stir in the corridors of power.

In a veiled reference to the poll boycott call Omar gave vent to his ire claiming,” What’s the point of issuing a poll boycott call if you can’t terrorise people in to obeying it!!!!

Omar further wrote, “While I have no doubt that an effort will be made to derail the electoral process these violent forces will not be allowed to succeed”.

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