Congress party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit has said that it is analyzing its decision to participate in the upcoming Block Development Council elections. The party’s comments came on Tuesday in the background of the continuous lockdown. The party is reviewing its decision on the pretext that many of its leaders are still kept under detention.
Previously on Sunday, National conference leaders also had a meeting with met their detained leader Farooq Abdullah to discuss the party’s preparation for the Block Development Council elections. Block Development Council (BDC) polls will be held on October 24.
Speaking on the matter, Jammu Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma said that the government is not cooperating with them on the matter. He expressed his party’s dedication to participate in the polls despite the tough circumstances. This will be the first poll after the abrogation of Article 370.
As reported by News18, he said, “The party is taking a fresh review of the overall scenario with regard to BDC elections in the wake of continued restrictions on the majority of senior party leaders in the entire Kashmir Valley.” He also slammed the state administration of unilaterally deciding the date of polls. He further said that GA Mir (State Congress President) is in talks with the senior command of the party regarding the BDC elections.
Parties have been attacking the Union government for detaining leaders in their houses. Responding to this, detained political leaders will be released in a gradual manner after the proper analysis of every individual.
On the sideline of the BDC election preparation, National Panthers Party has accused the state administration of violating the model code of conduct. NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh accused the state administration of using government resources for political activities.
He said that the governor’s advisors were using official vehicles for their official visit to relief camps in the valley. He also alleged that the officials were found to be announcing new schemes to woo the voters. He also lashed out at the state election bodies of acting as a “mute spectator“.