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Farooq Abdullah never made efforts to ensure democratic rights of Kashmiri people: BJP

New Delhi | The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Sunday criticised Farooq Abdullah for playing party politics after the National Conference announced that it would boycott the upcoming local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to Media, BJP General Secretary and Jammu and Kashmir incharge, Ram Madhav said, ” Farooq Abdullah is playing party politics ahead of the Panchayat and urban local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir”.”Kashmiri leader does not want the people of his state to avail democratic rights,” he added.

Earlier on Saturday, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Abdullah after announcing the boycott of local body election further threatened to boycott assembly and Lok Sabha election if the Union government doesn’t clear its stand on Article 35A and Article 370. He said, “We will not only boycott Panchayat elections but also Lok Sabha and Assembly elections if the Centre doesn’t clear its stand on Article 35A and Article 370.”

Responding to the Abdulah’s threat, Ram Madhav said, “In order to provide Kashmir people with their democratic rights, we want local body election to happen in the Valley, Jammu and Ladakh.” Alleging Abdullah for not making efforts to ensure the democratic rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir Madhav said,” Now when Prime Minister Modi is doing so then he is opposing it by making excuses.”

Raising questions on the decision of Abdullah and his party Ram Madhav asked, “I want to ask Farooq Abdullah if he is opposing Panchayat election because of Article 35A, then why did he contest the election in Kargil and how did he win 10 seats? These are just excuses.”

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