J&K 21 November (KNB): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says that the leaders of Gupkar Gang have taken to twitter and media interviews to create an impression that level playing field is not being provided for the conduct of District Development Councils (DDCs) elections.
Statement issued to Kashmir News Bureau said that Bharatiya Janata Party doesn’t only refuted the allegation as a “blatant lie” and “deliberate misrepresentation of facts” but also accused the alliance of preparing ground to justify their impending defeat
Polling for which will begin within a week.
BJP Spokesperson Anil Gupta has accused the Gupkar leaders of playing the “victim card” as usual and pedaling a false narrative of unfair play.
“They are so used to claiming “victimhood” and successfully spinning false narratives to sentimentally exploit the gullible Kashmiri people that they are unwilling now to smell the coffee and accept the obvious reality of changed public mood unwilling to accept them this time,” he stated.
Statement read, “BJP denies the allegation that its candidates are being given any sort of preferential treatment by the administration. Our candidates are also governed by the same restrictions and allowed same time for canvassing as the other candidates. They are also staying in cluster accommodation with other candidates.”
“In fact the administration is stricter with our candidates on the plea that greater threat exists to BJP candidates,” Anil stated.
He added that BJP has a well-knit network of karyakartas who are canvassing for our candidates.
BJP’s statement further said, “The Gupkar Gang is against the Panchayat Raj System and does not want the DDCs to be formed. They were opposed to holding the elections since it would shift the center of power from Gupkar Road to villages and still nurture the hope of elections being cancelled if few candidates are targeted by the militants.”
“How long does it take for a conducive security situation to become volatile when we have a neighbour which has adopted militancy as instrument of state policy and is ever ready to disrupt the normalcy in Kashmir?” Anil questioned.
He added, “like the Gupkaris, Pakistan also doesn’t want grass root level democracy to succeed in Kashmir. The recent Nagrota encounter provides enough evidence of Pakistan’s intent.”
BJP spokesperson stated that unfortunately, none of the leaders of Gupkar Gang have condemned Jaish-e-Mohammad or Pakistan rued. (KNB)