National Conference Provincial Sheikh Bashir Ahmad on Wednesday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “malpractice” in ongoing the District Development Council (DDC) polls, reported Kashmir Despatch.
The NC leader said that the “reports came to us states that BJP is distributing money among electorates in order to take over in ongoing DDC polls”. Ahmed claimed that the BJP central leadership is campaigning in Kashmir to lure people by means of money which is a gross violation of the model of conduct.
“Money is being distributed among people to get their ballots. BJPs central leadership is campaigning in the valley to lure electorates but PAGD will give them tough fight and all malicious efforts by BJP wi be resisted tooth and nail”, he said.
He also said that BJP is in a state of shock since PAGD announced to participate in DDC polls. The NC leader added that the conduct of DDC polls in itself is a “big confusion” as people at the grassroots level are surprised about the move.
“Earlier Government announced to set Panchayat’s in order for that election for Panchs and Sarpanchs were conducted,” he said. “It was hoped that Government will establish a sound mechanism in order to ensure development but it separately came up with DDC polls which left people in surprise.”
“Outsiders are at the helm in J-K. Laws are being constantly altered and the real stakeholders have been kept unaware”, the NC leader added. “NC has always tried to bridge the gap while BJP tries to break the country into pieces.”