GOI directive: Don't interfere

Greater Kashmir

They said that it was generally believed that the independent MLAs could be influenced in order to secure votes for BJP candidates

Government of India had given clear instructions to all intelligence agencies not to interfere in the election process for RajyaSabha in Jammu and Kashmir, Greater Kashmir has learnt from reliable sources in New Delhi.

“Clear instructions were passed to all the security and intelligence agencies that they should refrain from resorting to any sort of horse trading or influence on the independent MLAs for the crucial Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir”, highly placed sources in Government of India said on the condition of anonymity.

They said that it was generally believed that the independent MLAs could be influenced in order to secure votes for BJP candidates. “However, Prime Minister’s Office had about two days back issued directives to the agencies. They were asked not to use any kind of influence even if BJP leadership in the State wanted them to,” sources informed.