Former Chief Minister Omer Abdullah on Saturday blamed that the administration is using police to force the entry of PAGD wining candidates into Apni party.
While addressing the media persons at Gupkar residence, he added that the process started from Shopian as the two senior NC leaders were detained by police for no reason. Due to the coercion one woman joined Apni Party. “Why anti-defection law not being implemented to disqualify candidates switching parties” he questioned
“On one hand Prime Minister Narendera Modi and J&K LG Manoj Sinha boasts on DDC polls and claim democracy has won, but on the other hand, democracy is being discredited,” Omer lamented.
While playing the call recording of a husband of wining DDC women candidate from Shopian, Omer said that she was forced to join Apni Party “make his wife join Apni Party forcibly in lieu of getting her brother in law released from detention . “I don’t know the reasons on whose command this all is being done,” a visibly upset Omar said. “Winning candidates of PAGD are being threatened, humiliated and coerced to join Apni Party, which is a B-team of BJP.”
“The process has been started from Shopian where NC’s former MLC Sowkat Ganai and senior NC leader Shabir Ahmed Kullay have been kept under detention for no reason,” he said, alleging that “perhaps the aim of forcing these leaders is to motivate them to join Apni Party.”
He said the verdict of DDC polls was loud and clear that people voted for PAGD and the message is “August 5, 2019 decision wasn’t acceptable to majority of people of J&K.
“ I don’t claim 100 percent people are with us but yes, majority have voted against August 5, 2019 decision,” he claimed proudly.
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