JandK National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on December 26 alleged that after results of DDC polls, government tried to 'forcefully'make their candidate join Apni Party who won from Shopian. Omar Abdullah said, "Referring to DDC polls, the PM today said that democracy has won but the government has started to harass those who fought the election in Shopian. Two senior leaders of the National Conference were detained after the declaration of the DDC poll results. They are being put under preventive detention for no reason. One lady of our party who won in the election in Shopian was forced to join Apni Party. We have a phone recording to prove it."
National Conference's Omar Abdullah hit out at BJP as results of Jammu and Kashmir DDC polls poured in. Abdullah said that after this defeat BJP won't conduct Assembly polls in J&K anytime soon. Meanwhile, BJP leader Ram Madhav said DDC results are a victory of Centre's policies. People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration swept the maiden DDC polls. The alliance of regional parties including NC and PDP won 110 seats. BJP has emerged as the single largest party by bagging 74 seats. Polling was held over eight phases beginning November 28 and ending on December 19.
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Speaking to ANI on December 23, Vice President (VP) of Jammu Kashmir National Conference, Omar Abdullah spoke on DDC election results. Abdullah said, "I congratulate them (Bharatiya Janata Party) for their 3 seats (in Kashmir) but what about our 35 seats in Jammu. Admit that we have pan JandK presence." "BJP keeps calling (saying) us Kashmir based party. If we are Kashmir based with 35 seats in Jammu, then they are not even fully Jammu based," he added.