Srinagar, Feb. 15 -- This was announced by the party chief and Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah here. It comes as yet another setback to the INDIA bloc as well as the regional PAGD alliance.

"Elections will happen and I think both assembly and Parliament elections will be held together.

"As far as seat sharing is concerned, I want to make it clear that the National Conference will contest elections on its own. There are no two views about it," Abdullah told reporters here.

The National Conference has been a part of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) grouping formed last year and comprises the Congress, AAP, RJD, Shiv Sena (UBT), Trinamool Congress, DMK, Left parties among others.

The AAP and Trinamool Congress ha...