ULB polls were a complete mess: PDP

The recently held Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir was ‘a complete mess’, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said.
ULB polls were a complete mess: PDP
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The recently held Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir was 'a complete mess', People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said.

Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), PDP chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir linked the conducting the ULB polls in the state with "further demolition of democratic institutions here". 

Amid the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, holding elections was "tantamount to further demolition of the democratic institutions as the candidates who contested in the polls don't even have any knowledge about their respective areas."

Mir said there was a need of political solution to the problems. "I believe that the government should have focused on holding talks with those who are angry so that any solution can come out," he said.

Referring to verdict of people in the ULB polls, PDP chief spokesperson said, "There was Modi wave earlier in Jammu but today's election indicated that people are not happy with Modi anymore."

The PDP chief spokesperson said that dialogue with all the stakeholders including the Hurriyat and the civil society "is must for the lasting peace of the region."

He said due to the lingering issues, it is the people of the state who are sufferings huge losses here. KNS

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