Srinagar Mayoral election foul play: NC

The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday termed the Mayoral election to Srinagar Municipal Corporation as a “farce play that bulldozed established democratic and constitutional norms setting a lowest benchmark in the country for immoral politics.”

“It neatly fits the anti-Kashmir agenda of BJP, RSS its ilk to have dysfunctional institutions in Kashmir, the farce Mayoral Election to SMC has become a newest causality of the opportunistic politics played by BJP and its ilk which has undermined and played with all existing constitutional norms, and political propriety, the due process demanded,” said NC spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, in a statement.

“I condemn thrashing of deputy mayor SMC and other honorable Corporators. It is yet another low and indisputably a blot on democracy. The entire process was nothing near to being an election, it was a selection. All the established democratic norms were played with and fine-tuned to ensure that BJPs own man gets elected to the coveted position. The person who has been denigrating NC candidates for cobbling up with BJP to attain the coveted mayor post, contrarily it is he who has been hobnobbing with BJP, the 3-line party whip letter of BJP asking its elected corporators and affiliates to vote for him says it all,” he said.

“Amidst all this it is the due democratic process that has been at the relieving end. he SMC it goes without saying has become an arena of everyday cockfights, foul political shenanigans and bickering. The entire process, however seamlessly BJP thinks it has carried it out, stands unraveled before people,” he said.

“The aversion of ruling BJP towards democratic process makes it clear that it is up to some mischief in the forthcoming DDC elections and By-elections to SMC ,” he said.