SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir Thursday slammed additional general secretary of ruling National Conference, Mustafa Kamal, for claiming that the religio-political party was planning to support Peoples’ Democratic Party in the upcoming elections.
“Kamal is a frustrated face of National Conference who is known for issuing ridiculous statements,” a local news agency, CNS, quoted Jama’at chief Muhammad Abdullah Wani as saying.
“We have already made it clear that that we will not participate or support any pro-India party in the upcoming elections. Any pro-India party whether it is NC, PDP or Congress should understand that they are the rejected parties and JeI can never support any of these parties,” Wani said.
He said that the group never supported PDP and neither will it do so in future.
Wani said that NC leader Mustafa Kamal does not know what he is talking and, ‘it is his sheer frustration that forces him to utter this ‘rubbish’.
Kamal had claimed that Jama’at has directed its cadre to vote for PDP in the upcoming elections.
“Instead, we have asked our cadre to stay away from forthcoming elections and we also appeal to the people of Kashmir to boycott the elections as they did in past. It is the policy of Jama’at to stay away from polls since 1987 and this time also we will adhere to this policy,” Wani added.
He further said that “even though Jama’at will boycott the elections but it will not launch a door-to-door boycott campaign in this regard because of its busy schedule with other religious and social issues.”