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Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti Ask Ballot Physique Not To Postpone Elections In Anantnag-Rajouri


Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary constituency is scheduled to go to polls on Could 7


NC chief Omar Abdullah and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday requested the Election Fee to not postpone polls in Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat.

The previous chief ministers made the attraction after the ballot physique sought a report from Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo and the Chief Electoral Officer on representations submitted by some events and three candidates in search of rescheduling of elections within the constituency attributable to hostile climate circumstances, together with snowfall on the Mughal highway.

“I attraction to the EC that such a step shouldn’t be taken. The demand for postponement shouldn’t be from all events. The bizarre factor is that a few of the individuals who have written to the EC are usually not contesting. If I write to the EC about constituencies in Tamil Nadu and so forth. will they take discover,” he advised a press convention in Srinagar.

Talking to reporters within the Surankote space of Poonch district, Mehbooba mentioned, “All of them have ganged up in opposition to me as a result of they don’t need to see me in Parliament. The individuals, chopping throughout non secular and occasion traces, are coming ahead in my assist and they’re, due to this fact, utilizing the Election Fee to defer and rig the elections”.

The PDP chief mentioned she travelled by means of the Mughal highway which was just lately opened for site visitors.

“There is no such thing as a justification in deferring voting in Anantnag-Rajouri seat. My request to the Election Fee is to not postpone the elections when solely 10 days are left within the polling. This may ship the fallacious message and could have critical penalties,” she mentioned earlier than leaving for Mendhar city to hold ahead her marketing campaign.

Mehbooba referred to the alleged rigging within the 1987 meeting elections resulting in the eruption of militancy in J-Ok, and mentioned, “We request Election Fee to not do such an journey because the individuals in J-Ok have already suffered quite a bit and have little religion left within the electoral course of.”

She mentioned former prime minister A B Vajpayee needed to given an assurance to the individuals of J-Ok about free and honest elections from the ramparts of the Purple Fort, and “They (BJP) are attempting to make it stained as soon as once more…You may have already not left a lot with the individuals of J-Ok besides a vote. You are attempting to repeat 1987 which prompted bloodshed and turned the valley right into a graveyard.”

Mehbooba mentioned they first reshaped Anantnag parliamentary constituency, utilizing delimitation as an try and rig the elections of their favour.

“Do not they’ve information that the Mughal highway historically stays closed for six months however they joined elements on either side of Pir Panjal simply to rig elections? This isn’t taking place wherever else within the nation,” she mentioned.

She mentioned the BJP has some huge cash and might press helicopters in service for these they’re supporting. “We’re the one half which lacks sources and our employees are spending from their very own pockets for the previous 25 days which we can’t proceed for the subsequent 20 days in case polls are postponed.”

When requested concerning the apprehensions of ballot postponement in Anantnag-Rajouri, Union Minister Jitendra Singh mentioned the EC is an impartial establishment and no matter resolution it takes with regard to elections in Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat can be adopted by the BJP.

Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary constituency is scheduled to go to polls within the third part on Could 7 to resolve the destiny of 21 candidates, together with Mehbooba, who’s going through a significant problem from Nationwide Convention chief and former minister Mian Altaf.

DPAP’s Mohammad Saleem Parray and Apni Celebration’s Zafar Iqbal Manhas are additionally among the many contestants within the fray, whereas BJP has not fielded any candidate and is considering its assist to one of many contestants not linked to Congress, NC and PDP.

Amongst those that have submitted their illustration to the EC embrace J-Ok BJP chief Ravinder Raina, Apni occasion president Altaf Bukhari, DPAP candidate, Peoples Convention chief Imran Reza Ansari and two impartial candidates.

In the meantime, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president Vikar Rasool Wani claimed that the BJP and its ‘B-teams’ have moved the Election Fee as they’re going through “important defeat” from the INDIA alliance candidate.

The Congress is supporting the Nationwide Convention from the constituency as a part of seat sharing settlement amongst INDIA bloc companions.

“I’m not shocked by the latest actions of BJP and its A, B, C D groups. They’ve as soon as once more confirmed me proper by mobilising collectively below the path of ‘Huge Boss’ in Nagpur. They know that they’re prone to face a big defeat within the Rajouri-Anantnag Parliamentary Section, as INDIA (bloc) is successful with an enormous thumping of votes,” Mr Wani mentioned.

He mentioned regardless of their makes an attempt to reschedule the ballot date and use all techniques, the INDIA bloc will nonetheless “emerge victorious”.

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