Srinagar, April 16 -- Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah left Srinagar behind to contest from the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat.

Bukhari defended his meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party's J&K in-charge Tarun Chugh in Srinagar.

"I respect Omar, but it is true he has left Srinagar," said Bukhari while accompanying party's Srinagar candidate Ashraf Mir.

This comes in response to Omar's allegations that the Apni Party and the Peoples Conference were "A and B teams of the BJP" after the meeting between Chugh and Bukhari. Sajad Lone was also with the leaders.

"The doors of my house are open for everybody, whether it is NC, Congress, PC or BJP," he said, and added that he meets ...