Mr Abdullah praised the Election Commission (EC) for what he described as "withstanding the pressure from the Centre". "That Ahmed bhai has won is a very welcome development but it should have never been this difficult. Introspection & (and) strategy shift warranted," the National Conference (NC) working president wrote on Twitter.
"How much more evidence do we require to understand that we opposition parties are up against a ruthless, finely tuned BJP political machine," he tweeted.
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