Conduct of DDC polls aimed to divert attention from real issues: Sagar

Zahoor Andrabi

Kulgam, Dec 12 (KNS): National Conference senior leader and former minister Ali Mohammad Sagar on Saturday said that Government conducted DDC polls in order to divert people's attention from issues like abrogation of Article 370.

According to KNS Correspondent, Sagar who was speaking on the sidelines of party convention in south Kashmir's Kulgam said that Government tried to divert people's attention from real issues like abrogation of Article 370 while conducting DDC polls.

He said despite intimidations and harrasments, People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) participated in ongoing DDC polls which shook the entire structure of BJP. "We accepted the challenge of conducting polls and are hopeful BJP and its proxies will get huge defeat", he said.

Lashing out at BJP, Sagar said that those claiming people were fed up from Article 370 and 35(A) and were eagerly waiting for development are talking beyond the sky. "People will surely teach them a lesson in ongoing DDC polls", he said.

To a query he said that the aim of PAGD is to preserve and protect the autonomy and the special status under Article 370 and 35(A) governed by Indian constitution itself.

He alleged that PAGD was barred from carrying out poll campaigns. "Despite assurances by administration, forces were used to stop us from visiting to people. BJP is much scared from PAGD", Sagar said.

Another senior NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani told KNS that forces didn't allow us to organise the convention here. "Till 12 am we were not allowed to organise the program. Also we were pushed to alternate road which took us two-hours to reach here", Wani said. (KNS) 

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