Accusing the National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party of running an “anti-India” election campaign, Ikkjutt Jammu has appealed to the Election Commission of India to cancel the election /candidature of Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti for the Srinagar and the Anantnag parliamentary constituencies respectively.
“How could the ECI close its eyes to ‘pro-Pakistan’ and ‘pro-Jihadi’ election campaign being run by the two former Chief Ministers of the state namely Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti,” said Ankur Sharma, chairman IkkJutt Jammu while addressing a press conference here.
Sharma said the ECI has “consciously failed” to take note of Mehbooba Mufti’s public statements “supporting banned organisation Jamaat e Islami; opposing arrest of Yasin Malik of banned organisation JKLF; her repeated public utterances that Pakistan has also not kept its nuclear bombs for Eid and (other) outrageous anti India statements.”
“The ECI has chosen to close its eyes and ears to the brazen anti-India campaign being run by both the NC and the PDP in Kashmir, which helped transform the democratic process into a subversive process,” Sharma said.
“How could the election campaign be allowed to operate outside the boundaries of the constitution of India” Sharma asked.
“Toleration of anti-India campaign by ECI does not cover it with glory but only with a permissiveness to allow anti-democratic forces to enter into election fray so that democracy is damaged from within,” Sharma stated.
“There is still time for the ECI to intervene and stop the brazen anti-India campaign of contesting candidate Mehbooba Mufti in Anantnag parliamentary constituency,” he said, adding that Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah “must be banned from contesting the elections forthwith to prevent democratic process to be eaten by termites from within.”