Bhim Singh urges Election Commission to hold Rajya Sabha Elections in J&K through a single notification

In his letter, Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party urged the Election Commission of India to hold Rajya Sabha Elections in J&K through a single notification in the interest of democracy and rule of law. The letter stated that,

“I am taking liberty urging your honour to kindly ensure that Rajya Sabha elections from Jammu and Kashmir are held through a single notification as a matter of equity and rule of law.

          All the four Rajya Sabha Members were elected on the same day, for the same period from J&K. Three notifications were issued last time where were opposed by the Panthers Party at different stages and from different platforms. The Panthers Party moved Election Petition challenging the validity of four Rajya Sabha Members from J&K in J&K J&K High Court. Unfortunately, three tribunals were changed for different reasons and the matter could not be decided. I myself argued the case twice as the First Judge (Tribunal) was transferred from J&K to Allahabad in the middle of the hearing. The second tribunal after having heard the matter could not deliver the judgment as he was retiring. Third Tribunal was again transferred and fourth one could not hear the matter at all in spite mentioning before the Chief Justice.

          This is sad how judiciary is, as the people say, is functioning in J&K. That is the sad end of the tragic tale of democracy in J&K.

          This is very important point which has not been settled till date that opposition/smaller groups in the states could only be accommodated if rule of law is ensured by the Election Commission of India.

          We have four seats in J&K in Rajya Sabha and we are holding election on the same day, same Electoral College, for the same period. What is the justification of issuing three notifications? This is only helping the ruling parties to keep the smaller parties out of contest. If there is one notification minimum number of MLAs would be about 18 but if there are three notifications then one Rajya Sabha Member would require + 44 MLAs. Naturally, two Members shall be elected by the ruling group or new alliance, BJP + PDP or anybody. The third notification to Rajya Sabha Members is only a mockery of the entire system. It shall encourage only horse-trading and daylight corruption horse-trading as it has been happening earlier.

          May I request your honour to kindly reconsider this matter, or you may refer it to the Legal Advisory Committee for their independent opinion in this regard. The present proposed elections for 7th February, 2015 may be postponed or may be held through one notification.

          Sir, wisdom lies in daring.”

BJP must prove its credibility before bargaining for power in J&K

Shri Bansi Lal Sharma, Advocate and Spokesman of JKNPP has questioned the bona fides of the State BJP leadership in seeking power with PDP in the State on the claim that it has 25 MLAs out of 37 in Jammu Pradesh.

Mr. Sharma asked BJP to prove its credibility and the work done by theBJP in the past six years having 11 MLAs in the Assembly. He asked BJPleadership to make it transparence on the question of expelling 7 out of 11 from the party and then readmitting them on the eve of Assembly poll. Does it mean that seven tainted MLAs when shared the loot with the leadership their expulsion was withdrawn yet they were not fielded in the Assembly elections. That remains unanswered.

Mr. Sharma wanted to know from the BJP leadership that Shri Vajpayee as a Prime Minister inducted Omar Abdullah as a Minister in the Central government who enjoyed power for two years.

The NC and BJP remained thick friends for over a decade and neither of the party found fault with each other. He asked how suddenly BJP has decided to change its horse from NC to PDP? Mr. Sharma also asked the BJP to let the people know if the BJPleadership is going to divorce talks (dialogue) with Mufti sahib because Mufti had a secret parley with Hurriyat Spokesman namely, Prof.Abdul Ghani Bhat only yesterday. Mr. Modi had shut his talks with Pakistan even refused to shake hand with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief when they attended the same conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Prime Minister Modi reached this stage of total boycott with Pakistan on the ground that Pakistan High Commissioner (Ambassador) in Delhi happened to meet same Hurriyat leaders in New Delhi who met Mr. Mufti yesterday.

Mr. Sharma questioned the double standards on the part of Prime Minister Modi and invited him to hold a debate on the double standards and the failing policy on the part of Prime Minister Modi vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir on an open platform with Panthers Party Supremo Prof.Bhim Singh. Shall he do so? Shall he continue dialogue with PDP? Shall he choose some other horses to ride power in J&K?

NPP Supremo launches election campaign from Sunderbani

The NPP Supremo Prof. Bhim Singh launched an impressive election campaign for the State Assembly elections 2014 from Sunderbani in Rajouri Border District late last evening.  Nearly 5000 party workers took out a colourful procession through the streets of Sunderbani with slogans “le ke raheingay  Jammu State”.  Hundreds of people gave rousing welcome to Prof. Bhim Singh, his team and the candidateSunderbani Rally-1

 Addressing a strong rally at Sunderbani ground, Prof. Bhim Singh Founder of JKNPP declared Pahalwan Yashpal Sharma, Sarpanch and Ex-Serviceman as the party candidate for the forthcoming Assembly Elections.  Mr. Sharma is an Ex-serviceman who serve the Army earning laurels on his wrestling  performance and social causes.  Prof. Bhim Singh said that Mr. Sharma shall represent both farmers and ex-serviceman in the Legislative Assembly.  He said that Mr. Sharma shall be the first Ex-serviceman MLA from Nowshera Constituency in the border region of Rajouri-Poonch.

 

Mr. Sharma while thanking the Panthers Party for the mandate declared that he shall serve the interest of the backward and suffering people living along LOC and other backward areas.  Prof. Bhim Singh appealed the voters to vote for Jammu State and defeat the real enemies of the people of Jammu.  He identified the enemies of Jammu as the state leaders of Congress, BJP, NC and PDP.  He said that these were Kashmiri leaders including Abdullahs, Muftis, Ghulam Nabi and others who are responsible for miseries, discrimination, pain, hunger, and starvation of the people of Jammu.  He accused Congress, NC and PDP for denying delimitation to the people of Jammu and denying civil rights to the refugees, of 1947, 1965, 1971 and the Jammu migrants of 1999.  He said that BJP and Congress have been exploiting the people of Jammu Pradesh and the way out is only a Jammu State.

 

The other prominent those who addressed 5000 strong rally of NPP workers included Ms Anita Thakur General Secretary JKNPP  Incharge Rajouri District and resident of the same constituency, Mr. Gagan Pratap Singh Coordinating General Secretary and Spokesman Young Panthers etc.