JandK National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on December 26 alleged that after results of DDC polls, government tried to 'forcefully'make their candidate join Apni Party who won from Shopian. Omar Abdullah said, "Referring to DDC polls, the PM today said that democracy has won but the government has started to harass those who fought the election in Shopian. Two senior leaders of the National Conference were detained after the declaration of the DDC poll results. They are being put under preventive detention for no reason. One lady of our party who won in the election in Shopian was forced to join Apni Party. We have a phone recording to prove it."
National Conference's Omar Abdullah hit out at BJP as results of Jammu and Kashmir DDC polls poured in. Abdullah said that after this defeat BJP won't conduct Assembly polls in J&K anytime soon. Meanwhile, BJP leader Ram Madhav said DDC results are a victory of Centre's policies. People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration swept the maiden DDC polls. The alliance of regional parties including NC and PDP won 110 seats. BJP has emerged as the single largest party by bagging 74 seats. Polling was held over eight phases beginning November 28 and ending on December 19.
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Speaking to ANI on December 23, Vice President (VP) of Jammu Kashmir National Conference, Omar Abdullah spoke on DDC election results. Abdullah said, "I congratulate them (Bharatiya Janata Party) for their 3 seats (in Kashmir) but what about our 35 seats in Jammu. Admit that we have pan JandK presence." "BJP keeps calling (saying) us Kashmir based party. If we are Kashmir based with 35 seats in Jammu, then they are not even fully Jammu based," he added.
People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) members met in JandK's Srinagar. They met on December 24 to discuss the DDC election results. While addressing the media, PAGD member and National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah said, "Gupkar alliance is much stronger today than when it was formed. We are united and we will continue to be united."
Ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on January 16. Regular shelling has been a major problem for the locals. People living in the Balakot sector urged government to not concentrate on elections instead on the people living here. One of the locals said, "The Central government has given the full emphasis on elections, but elections will not resolve people's problems. People want roads, bunkers, they are disturbed due to the regular shelling activities. The emphasis should not be on elections instead authorities should think about the people living here."
BJP lashed out at the Congress over the Gupkar alliance in Kashmir. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded that the Congress party should clear its stand on the restoration of Article 370 in the..
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