Srinagar: Taking a dig at opposition parties for not questioning Narendra Modi led government at the centre for lowest voter turnout in 2018 polls in the valley since 1987 former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah alleged that disastrous handing of Kashmir by the centre has almost gone unquestioned.
He was reacting to reports that only one per cent voter turnout was recorded in Srinagar, where wards of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), spread over three main assembly segments of Amira Kadal, Khanyar and Eidgah went to polls today under heavy security arrangements.
Taking to micro blogging site twitter the vice president of the National Conference (NC) said “ From the highest turnouts since 1987 in 2014 to the lowest turnouts ever recorded in 2018 why is the Modi government able to get away with its disastrous handing of Kashmir almost unquestioned?”.
The NC alongwith Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) besides Communist Party of India (M) stayed away from Municipal and Panchayat elections in the state demanding clarification from the state and central governments on their stand on Article 35 A.
Interestingly NC and PDP joined the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil recently.