NPP Supremo calls on CEC seeks his intervention to provide security to NPP candidates in J&K

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party air-dashed from Jammu to New Delhi and met Shri V.S. Sampath, the Chief Election Commissioner of India late last evening at Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi. He accused the State administration for its total failure to protect the lives of the civilians and the political activists. Prof.Bhim Singh informed the Chief Election Commissioner of India that the Panthers Party candidates, particularly, in the Valley have not been provided appropriate security cover as has been done in case of the candidates of the Congress, BJP, NC and PDP. He accused the Chief Minister by denying the security cover as well as other facilities to the Panthers Party state office bearers and the candidates.

Prof.Bhim Singh also sought of the intervention of CEC to ensure that appropriate security cover and reasonable accommodation is provided to the star-campaigners of the Panthers Party, particularly in the Valley. He said that though he is in ā€˜Zā€™ security cover he has not been allowed to stay in government Guest Houses or Circuit Houses anywhere in the Valley with the result he had to spend two nights in his vehicle. He also told the CEC that security cover of Panthers Party candidates after the first and the second phase polls has been withdrawn to keep them away from participating in election campaign of the party in 3rd and 4th phases.
The CEC assured NPP Supremo to take appropriate steps to ensure security cover on equal terms for all the candidates of the recognized political parties in J&K.
Prof.Bhim Singh has reported from Sopore and Baramullah this afternoon that in spite of his meeting with the CEC he was provided security cover according to his entitlement under ā€˜Zā€™ security cover. He was provided only one Escort to campaign in Baramullah and Sopore which were hit by the terrorists yesterday. On the other hand, NPP Chief Patron accused the Election Commission for digesting all acts of violations of Code of Conduct by the major parties.
Prof.Bhim Singh was accompanied by Shri Masood Andrabi, State Vice President, Shri Farooq Ahmed Dar, President, Kashmir Province, Shri Mehboob Illahi, State Secretary and others in the campaign. Prof.Bhim Singh appealed the people of the Valley particularly the youth to join the movement of the Panthers Party so that each one shall get justice from the criminal, communal, corrupt and authoritarian rule in the state.