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Omar Abdullah says NC acknowledges people's grievances, will bounce back

Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 3:17pm IST | Place: Srinagar | Agency: PTI

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he acknowledges people's grievances expressed through a drubbing of the National Conference-Congress coalition in the Lok Sabha elections even though his government served the people of the state with dedication.

"We have served YOU for the last five years with dedication. Today we acknowledge YOUR grievances and now we will rise to YOUR expectations," Omar wrote in a series of tweets late last night.

Omar also expressed confidence that his party will bounce back to script an historic comeback. "We have always survived and sustained. We have bled on our flag and never allowed it to fade. From here, we will script a historic comeback," he added.

Accepting the verdict of the people of the state in the Lok Sabha polls, Omar said his party will learn lessons from this defeat and grow stronger. "We are humbled by your verdict. This is as good a place to start learning and embarking on a new journey. We will learn. We will grow!" he added.

National Conference and Congress, which contested the Lok Sabha polls together in the state, drew a blank as BJP defeated its rival party candidates at national level in Jammu and Ladakh regions while the regional party was routed by regional arch rival Peoples Democratic Party on the three seats in the Valley.

Quoting from Charles Dickens book 'A Tale of Two Cities', Omar said "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...". "Words that I identify with closely," he added.

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