JK Congress to boycott BDC polls

The Congress on Wednesday made up our minds to boycott the Block Building Council (BDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, mentioning “detached” perspective of the state management and persevered detention of senior celebration leaders.

The BDC polls is scheduled to be held in Jammu and Kashmir on October 24. Those would be the first elections to be held within the state since its particular standing was once revoked beneath Article 370 on August 5.

“The Congress believes in strengthening of democratic establishments and not shied clear of any polls. However these days, we’re forced to take a choice to boycott BDC polls because of detached perspective of the state management and persevered detention of senior celebration leaders within the valley,” state Congress president G.A. Mir advised newshounds in Jammu.


Mir, who was once himself beneath space arrest in Jammu and was once not too long ago launched, charged that the state management intentionally created hurdles for mainstream events in an effort to facilitate the win of the ruling BJP.

“They’ve saved leaders and cadres beneath detention and didn’t permit the political surroundings and political job to happen and the Congress was once intentionally focused on this workout,” the PCC chief charged.

Regardless of expressing its reservation at the timing of the polls and ongoing safety scenario, the Congress at the side of the Nationwide Panthers celebration had final week made up our minds to participate within the BDC elections.

Mir stated the Congress had approached the State Election Fee to facilitate easy motion of its leaders after deciding to participate within the workout.

“We had issued letters to applicants for participating in BDC polls in order that lets give a contribution to the democratic workout and a few of our applicants additionally filed their nominations,” he stated.

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Alternatively, since these days was once the final day for submitting of nomination papers through applicants, “now we have made up our minds to steer clear of polls which will have to had been deferred taking into account the existing scenario within the state as was once demanded through all opposition political events.”

Mainstream political leaders within the valley, together with former leader ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, had been both detained or positioned beneath space arrest for the reason that govt introduced dilution of provisions of Article 370 over two months in the past.

The state management stated final week that political leaders beneath space arrest in Kashmir might be launched in a phased way after correct research of each and every person.

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