NC takes dig at BJP, Congress for contesting local polls

NC takes dig at BJP, Congress for contesting local polls
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‘Elections meaningless without participation of major regional parties’

Srinagar: National Conference on Friday said the participation of BJP and Congress in local body polls is vindictive of the fact that both these parties are detrimental towards the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Major regional mainstream parties are on the same page as far as participation in the ULB polls are concerned,” NC’s senior leader Mustafa Kamal said while addressing party meeting here, according to the statement. “Therefore the idea of holding ULB polls is farcical and ill timed.”
He said the thin participation of the candidates and the non-participation of the major regional parties would prove the whole exercise ridiculous.
Nasir Aslam Wan on the occasion termed the situation in the valley as turbulent which needs immediate attention from the governor’s administration.
He said that rampant night crackdowns and other human right violations are order of the day. “The violence related incidents have also started taking place in the districts that were considered rather peaceful, the security situation in these districts is also grim,” he said.
Nasir said that the state administration instead of making corrective measures to address the fast deteriorating security situation in the valley is more interested in “cosmetic measures”.
He asserted that PDP disrespected the people’s mandate by joining hands with BJP thereby putting the state to flames.