‘Pro-India parties raking up BJP issue to weaken boycott call’

Srinagar: Saying that efforts are on to weaken the poll boycott, JKLF Friday asked people not to get swayed with the calls of pro India parties that boycott will see the emergence of rightwing Hindu party BJP coming to power in Kashmir.
In a statement a spokesman of the Front quoting party’s vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakshi said, “During this election the idea of RSS and BJP grabbing power if polls are boycotted is being spread by the pro India parties. The sole purpose of this weird idea is to create fear psychosis among people and incite them to participate in elections by casting votes, so that boycott call is weakened.”
He said by spreading idea of BJP and RSS coming to power if polls are boycotted pro-India parties are actually trying to enhance the poll percentage in Kashmir.
Bakshi said, “This is an established fact that BJP and RSS have an anti-Muslim and anti- Kashmiri agenda and program. These communal people have always acted against us, but at the same time this is also true that other pro India Kashmiri parties and leaders are also no special.”
He said pro India parties in Kashmir have always acted against the interests of Kashmiris. “Elections and assemblies are forums that have been used against Kashmiris and that is why Kashmiris need to boycott these elections and defeat the nefarious designs of all the enemies of Kashmir,” said he.
During the day Front leaders and activists continued their election boycott campaign in many parts of Kashmir. JKLF also condemned the police raids against its cadres.