BJP says she ought to first ask PDP candidates who received DDC elections to resign

Srinagar Dec 23: Reacting to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s assertion that she wouldn’t contest any election till particular standing was restored below Article 370, BJP on Wednesday mentioned she ought to first ask her District Improvement Council candidates who emerged winner to “resign”.

Calling the outcomes of the Jammu and Kashmir native polls “very encouraging”, Mehbooba mentioned that she wouldn’t contest any election till particular standing was restored below Article 370.

“When it comes to assembly polls, I will not file any elections until and unless Jammu and Kashmir’s own constitution is brought back, until Article 370 is restored,” she said.

The previous Chief Minister was responding to a query on the Gupkar alliance, which incorporates Nationwide Convention and Mehbooba Mufti’s Folks’s Democratic Celebration (PDP), and the potential tussle – if state polls have been to be held — over a Chief Ministerial candidate amid intense rivalries.

Reacting to her senior BJP leader from Kashmir Sofi Yusuf said she should first ask her DDC candidates who emerged winner to resign.

“Mehbooba is enacting drama that she won’t contest assembly polls. Before making such statement, she should ask her DDC candidates who won elections to resign. She said same thing before DDC elections then fielded her own candidates. We are ready to participate in Assembly polls,” Yusuf advised information company Kashmir Indepth Information Service (KINS).

“We have been rivals but for the larger cause of J&K we can all get together. We are Kashmiris at the end of the day. We are not talking only about elections but for the larger cause of restoring what was lost,” Mehbooba mentioned.
“Whenever assembly polls are held we will sit together and discuss (on Chief Ministership). I am not in the race,” she mentioned.

She additionally defended her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s determination to companion with the BJP in an alliance that collapsed earlier than time.

“My father made a cope with the satan. Mufti didn’t be part of palms with (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi however with the Prime Minister of India, to resolve the problems of Kashmir. My father tried to have interaction the BJP via an alliance. Our agenda was the identical and we entered into the alliance on our phrases. They agreed to every thing, however after the federal government fell, they did what they wished,” she mentioned.

The Gupkar alliance received massive within the first-ever District Improvement Council (DDC) polls throughout 20 districts in J&Ok, the primary election within the area for the reason that centre ended particular standing in August final yr, turned the state into two Union Territories and detained scores of political leaders, together with Mehbooba and Nationwide Convention leaders Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah. With inputs from NDTV (KINS)

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