Elections may never be held in JK under BJP rule: Harsh Dev
Post by RK News on Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Chenani, Apr 24: Former Minister and President JKNPP Harsh Dev Singh on Monday says the elections for JK Assembly may never be held under the BJp rule in the country.
Pointing towards the statement of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K that PRI, LBs and Parliament elections were scheduled to be held in the current financial year, Singh questioned the fate of Assembly elections in J&K which were being denied in the erstwhile state for the last around 5 years since the dissolution of legislature in 2018.
He was interacting with various delegations of people in Chenani, Narsu and its adjoining localities during his tour of Chenani constituency.
The former minister said that the ECI too was announcing elections for other states without uttering a single word about J&K Elections which are being delayed and denied and which may never be held as long as BJP remained in power at the centre.
“If you can manage to hold the reins of power and run the affairs of state without elections, why at all should the ruling party take the risk of seeking peoples’ mandate?” Singh asserted adding that the people of erstwhile state and its political leadership seemed to have reconciled to the backdoor rule imposed by the saffron regime.
“What an irony! The party which catapulted itself to power on the slogans of “one nation, one constitution” had itself dismantled the age old principles of democracy and denied constitutional rights to the people of J&K for the last five years with no hope of democracy getting restored in the downgraded state under BJP regime”, observed Singh.
Urging upon the party rank and file to work for ameliorating the lot of poor and downtrodden, Singh said that all party leaders needed to work for safeguarding the rights and interests of common masses in mission mode as against the power politics of BJP.
He said the people were feeling cheated, let down and abandoned under the present regime wherein red-tape, corruption and nepotism had become all pervasive.
Assuring the public to project their day to day problems at the appropriate forums, Singh said that the battle against misrule and corruption of the present regime shall be fought till the end.