Talking to reporters during a function at his residence, where two expelled senior PDP leaders -- Basharat Bukhari and Peer Muhammad Hussain -- joined his party on the day, Abdullah said: "Governor's rule or the President's rule must come to an end.
"Elections should be held so that the people can choose their representatives who will work."
Speaking about the grand alliance shaping in the country ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the NC chief said: "Alliances will be mostly in the states and those states will produce the results for the Parliament. And that will make the difference.
"In some places there will be strong alliances and at other places there will be mix alliances but the states will be important factors."
(With inputs from agencies.)