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    Centre sabotaging participation of non-BJP political parties in DDC polls: Mehbooba

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    Mehbooba's allegations came as major political parties in the Valley, including the NC and the PDP, blame lack of a level-playing field for the elections, accusing the administration of locking up their candidates in accommodations at several places and not allowing them to campaign.

    Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday accused the Centre of "sabotaging" the participation of political parties other than the BJP in the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir by not allowing them to campaign freely. Mehbooba's allegations came as major political parties in the Valley, including the NC and the PDP, blame lack of a level-playing field for the elections, accusing the administration of locking up their candidates in accommodations at several places and not allowing them to campaign.

    "GOI sabotaging participation of non BJP parties in DDC polls. PDPs Bashir Ahmed despite having adequate security has been detained at Pahalgam on the pretext of security. Today is the last day for filing nominations & have spoken to DC Anantnag for his release @manojsinha_," the PDP chief said on Twitter.

    Police have said the candidates were being provided collective security and put up in secure areas as providing security to every candidate was difficult.

    Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the candidates are provided a double escort and the security forces guard an area where they want to visit and campaign after leaving their secure accommodations.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Vk Singh6 days ago
    Well done, itâ s essential.
    Ravindran Subramanyam6 days ago
    The Indian electorate knows how her traitorous father Mufti staged her kidnapping when he was the only muslim home minister in V P Singh's government in 1989 - 1990 and was instrumental in the most massive ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri pandits. Thus the trust and credibility quotient of the treacherous and traitorous Mufti, Abdullah, Azad and other families is at an all time low. The J & K electorate should make these traitors loose their deposits in every seat and vote for a new era of prosperity and development which only the NDA government and Narendra Modi can bring.
    Pankaj Sharma6 days ago
    Who will trust her ? Forget about Indian people, the youth of Kashmir, have started disowning corrupt family run business, who have only promoted corruption. Recent investigation reveals the truth, and the facts of J & K Bank, it's support to terrorism and various other scams like in cricket have turned these elements in pygmy.
    And today, even Pakistan have lost trust, on these pygmys, as they can't stage any disruptions in Kashmir.
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