I can understand the helplessness and despair of Pulwama residents: Omar

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Srinagar: National Conference vice president, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the people of Pulwama got nothing in return after they cast their votes last time and that he could understand their anger and despair.

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir said, “Thousands of people in 2014 came out of their homes and cast their ballot but they got nothing in return.”

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While addressing  party workers at Mujahid Manzil in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Mr. Abdullah lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and said, “Those who you voted for in last elections did not use your votes for your benefit but they used them to wield the power.”

Adding, the people of Pulwama have got nothing over the past four and half years, he said, “I can understand the helplessness and despair that is writ large on the faces of people here.”

He asked people to vote in favour of their Lok Sabha candidate for Anantnag constituency so that New Delhi could be made “accountable” for what they did here during last five years.