NPP announces first list of 10 candidates from Kashmir Valley, Congress accused invoking BJP ‘Hindutva’

Addressing a Press Conference in Srinagar (Kashmir), Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party & Member of National Integration Council today accused Congress for invoking BJP Hindutva to create communal divide in the conflict-torn state of J&K.

He said that J&K Congress leaders out of sheer frustration and panic have started blowing horns on ‘Hindutva’ in J&K demanding a Hindu Chief Minister in the state. The J&K Congress leaders as well as BJP have been exploiting the electorates in Jammu Pradesh under one pretext or the other. A Congress leader from Jammu has started advocating for a Hindu Chief Minister in J&K with an attempt to woo the majority in Jammu Pradesh for the coming Assembly polls. The Congress has started new stunt after their complete rout in the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu Pradesh. The BJP has been exploiting the Jammu electorates on the same slogan for years. On the other hand the Kashmir Valley based political parties have been abetting the BJP to create communal divide in Jammu Pradesh so that the Kashmir based parties shall reap the harvest in Kashmir Valley. This happened during the 2008 polls when a Congress Chief Minister created a ruckus in Jammu by acquiring the land of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board. Now they have again invoked the communal slogan patronized by BJP Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Realizing the race is tough and Congress ship sinking, it has given new a slogan of a Hindu Chief Minister.

Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the people of the country that National Conference leader Dr. Farooq Abdullah in 2002 had declared support to Prof.Bhim Singh as the next Chief Minister. NC was having 31 seats in the Assembly. It was the Congress which opposed Prof.Bhim Singh’s name and joined Mufti Mohd. Sayeed to keep Prof.Bhim Singh out of the race. He said that Congress is trying to fool the people in the name of Hindutva which amounts to an attack on the composite culture of the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh also announced first list of 10 candidates from the Kashmir Valley. The candidates included the sitting MLC and President Young Panthers, Syed Mohd. Rafiq Shah from Kupwara. The list is as under:-

District Kupwara : Kupwara & Handwara  Constituencies: Syed Mohd Rafiq Shah, MLC, President,State Young Panthers & Karnah Constituency :Jehangir Ahmad Khan

District Ganderbal : Kangan Constituency :  Ab. Rashid Ganie

District Shopian :  Wachi Constituency :Mohd. Yousuf Mir & Shopian Constituency : Shah Fayaz Ahmad

District Baramulla : Sangrama Constituency : Farooq Ahmad Bhat & Sopore Constituency : Muzafar Ahmad Lone

District Budgam : Beeru  Constituency : Mohd. Yousuf Wani

 

District Pulwama : Tral Constituency : Krishan Singh Bedi & Rajpora Constituency : Syed Abid Ahmad Shah

Those sitting in the press conference included M/s. Syed Mohd. Rafiq Shah, MLC (President, Young Panthers) Masood Andrabi (Vice President), Farooq Ahmed Dar (Provincial President), Manjoor Naik (State General Secretary) and Maqbool Malik, Mehboob Illahi, Jehangir Ahmed Khan (State Secretaries).

In the meanwhile, Syed Mohd. Rafiq Shah, MLC, President Young Panthers announced the name of Mr. Adil Mustafa Khan as State Secretary of the Young Panthers Committee.

 

 

Bhim Singh meets CEC, demands re-poll in Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency in the interest of democracy

Prof.Bhim Singh, Panthers Party candidate from Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency this morning had 30-minutes meeting with Shri V.S. Sampath, the Chief Election Commissioner at Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi and submitted a petition to the CEC urging re-poll in the entire Parliamentary Constituency for the reasons that the poll held on 17th April, 2014 was vitiated with rigging, fraud and EVM manipulation by the Congress and BJP candidates supported and abetted by Shri Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister of J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh informed the CEC that Gulabgarh Assembly segment recorded 82% of poll which was a total fraud as almost all the male members had migrated to Punjab and Himachal Pradesh as they usually do in the month of April & May to seek work in the adjoining states. He also presented press clippings of local and national newspapers which have published stories on the rigging. He informed the CEC that almost all the 38 polling stations in Marwah Dachchan (Gulabgarh) were snatched by the local police officers and carried in helicopters which reached the office of Returning Officer after four days. The EVMs were taken away by the police leaving polling officers behind.

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that same thing happened with the EVMs which were used in Gulabgarh for recording votes. Some of the EVMs were taken to Rajouri District and then brought to Kathua after four days. This electoral crime was repeated by the Govt. of J&K after 26 years. In 1988, the Govt. of J&K headed by Dr. Farooq Abdullah joined by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad the then General Secretary-AICC had manipulated and rigged the polls which remained on record. Prof.Bhim Singh had won by 32,000 votes in 1988 bye-election in the same parliamentary constituency still he was declared defeated by the power that be.

            Prof.Bhim Singh also presented a book on, ‘Murder of Democracy in J&K’ to the CEC which has carried the details on the murder of democracy by the Congress and the National Conference in 1988. The High Court Judge, Justice K.K. Gupta on an election petition filed by Prof.Bhim Singh had quashed the election by holding the election result as void. Since the Lok Sabha had dissolved by the day judgment was delivered on 15.10.1992, four years after the filing the election petition. The relevant Lok Sabha stood dissolved and replaced by this way.

            Prof.Bhim Singh urged the CEC to treat his petition as a challenge to the validity of polls held on 17th April, 2014 in Udhampur parliamentary election. He urged the CEC to issue notice to the main contenders namely, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress) and Dr. Jitendra Singh (BJP).

            Prof.Bhim Singh urged the CEC that rigging could be checked to some extent if the voters identity cards issued by the Election Commission of India are retained by the Presiding Officer at the polling station till the counting is over. He informed CEC that hundreds of dead persons in the hills of Gulabgarh, Marwah Dachchan, Padar, Bani and Banihal have cast their votes which should be verified from the record in the interest of democracy and rule of law.

            Prof.Bhim Singh said that he has been fighting against electoral fraud committed by the power that be in Delhi and Srinagar which may prove counter productive for national integration and country’s unity if remained unchecked.

            The petition to the CEC attached.

Attachment:Letter-CEC 

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