Congress boycotts J&K elections: Says EC should have consulted with Political Parties

As several party leaders are still under house arrest after the abolishment of Article 370, Congress party says it will boycott the local body elections in J&K as a sign of protest.

Jammu & Kashmir’s Congress Chief GA Mir in a press conference said the EC (Election Commission) of India did not consult with the political parties even when numerous state leaders are under house arrest. On Wednesday he said, ‘We won’t participate in the BDC election. How can political parties take part when leaders are under detention? The EC should have consulted political parties before announcing block development council election’.

Mir said, Congress would have taken part in the elections if the political leaders had been released by the administration. He also added, ‘This election is being held to facilitate the victory of only one party. Our party leaders are not even being provided security’.

On 24th of October 2019, BDC (Block Development Council) polls will be held in J&K, this is going to be the first elections held in J&K since Article 370 was revoked on 5th August 2019, since that day the two former CMs of J&K Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah along with several mainstream political leaders are either under house arrest or have been detained.

The state is currently governed by its governor Satya Pal Malik due to invoking Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. The valley’s administration, last week, said that all the party-political leaders under house arrest shall be realised in a phased manned.

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