SRINAGAR: Ruling National Conference’s candidate for Anantnag Parliament seat and incumbent Member Parliament, Dr Mehboob Beigh, on Thursday said that majority of the people boycotted polls in South Kashmir because they are associated with the ongoing “freedom movement led by Hurriyat Conference.”
“Whether you like it or not but it’s a fact that freedom movement is going on. Separatists had called for poll boycott and most of the people responded to it,” Beigh was quoted as saying by a Srinagar-based news gathering agency CNS.
He said the recent political killings also made the boycott call successful. “Everyone loves his life and nobody wants to put his life in danger. There was a threat and there is gun. People did not vote in large numbers because of fear psychosis,” he said, adding that his party has no control over Hurriyat and Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
“If (opposition) PDP thinks that NC has control over Hurriyat and Hizb then it is insulting both these parties,” Beigh said, adding that at some