"Young and incumbent Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has failed to carry forward the developmental agenda started by Congress-led coalition government in 2005," Azad, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said while on a campaign trail in border belt of Rajouri district.
Azad also accused NC of initiating a "misinformation campaign" against his party. "When Congress agreed to come in alliance with National Conference, we were quite hopeful that young Omar Abdullah will carry forward the developmental activities initiated by Congress party in all the three regions of the state".

"But to our utter surprise, he put all the developmental works initiated by Congress to a standstill," Azad claimed. Further lambasting the former coalition partner of Congress, Azad said, "Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah remained chief ministers here in J&K.

NC ruled the state for most of maximum tenure since 1947 but failed to come up to the expectations of the people". The former J&K chief minister also attacked PDP and BJP, accusing the two parties of "dividing people on communal lines just for votes and thereby spoiling the secular atmosphere of the state".

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