Mehbooba claims that GOI “sabotaging” the participation of non-BJP parties in DDC polls
Mehbooba Mufti, the President of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), took to Twitter to express her strong accusations against the Government of India regarding the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Mufti claimed that the government is actively sabotaging the participation of non-BJP political parties in these elections, raising concerns about the fairness and inclusivity of the democratic process.
In her tweet, Mufti specifically mentioned the case of Bashir Ahmed, a member of the PDP, who was reportedly detained in Pahalgam under the pretext of security concerns. Despite having adequate security arrangements, Mufti asserted that Ahmed’s detention was a deliberate move to impede his involvement in the DDC polls. By highlighting this incident, she aimed to shed light on what she perceives as a targeted effort to suppress the participation of non-BJP parties.
Moreover, Mufti’s tweet emphasized the urgency of the situation as it was the last day for filing nominations. By reaching out to the Deputy Commissioner of Anantnag, she sought the release of Bashir Ahmed, urging the government to ensure a level playing field for all political parties and candidates.
In addition to the allegations of sabotaging participation, Mufti expressed her concerns about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Describing the region as an “open-air prison,” she conveyed the sense of confinement and restricted freedom experienced by the people in the area. This statement reflects her broader criticisms of the government’s approach towards J&K and its impact on the democratic process.
Mehbooba Mufti’s accusations and statements on social media highlight the tensions and political dynamics surrounding the upcoming DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir. They also underline the deep-rooted disagreements and concerns regarding the fairness and transparency of the electoral process in the region. As the president of the PDP, Mufti’s vocal opposition to the alleged interference and suppression of non-BJP parties underscores the complex political landscape in Jammu and Kashmir and the broader national discourse on democracy and representation.