Governor should dissolve Assembly save parliamentary democracy

Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of NPP urged Governor of J&K, Shri N.N. Vohra to act in accordance with the Constitution of the state and the mandate which he enjoys under the Constitution. There is no possibility to constitute a government in J&K within the meaning and scope of the State Constitution.  The only way out is ending of the present Assembly and fresh elections so that the people of Jammu and Kashmir may elect the government of their choice.

Prof. Bhim Singh said that BJP and PDP have been running poles apart and do not have any common agenda except loot and plunder.  Prof. Bhim Singh urged the Governor to not to allow the hawks and doves to fly in the same aircraft across desert of power politics.

Prof. Bhim Singh said that entire political system has sunk deep into the Jhelum and the Chenab and the present leadership around the state has no capacity, strength or commitment to invoke political morality in the state.  It is only Panthers Party and some individuals who are committed to morality and rule of truth.

Alarming situation along border areas in Jammu Pradesh

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party with his Panthers Party team with senior NPP leaders addressed several public meetings in Sai, R.S.Pura, Suchetgarh and other areas bordering with Pakistan on International Border. Addressing public meeting Prof.Bhim Singh urged Parliament of India to forego the blunders committed by the Indian leadership and the Parliamentarians since 1947 vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir. Prof.Bhim Singh urged Parliament to cure the blunders committed by the Parliament and the Indian leaders since 1947 vis-à-vis J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh accused the Congress and BJP leadership in particular for the present mess in J&K. He said that Article 370 was the biggest blunder committed by the national leadership in 1950 when Constitution of India was promulgated. He said that Monarchy (Maharaja Rule) was allowed to continue in spite of the fact that the Maharaja was exiled from Kashmir to Bombay in 1948.

Addressing several rallies along the Indo-Pak border Prof.Bhim Singh pleaded for permanent peace from the borders between India and Pakistan as the people of both sides desire peace and intend to live in peace.

Prof.Bhim Singh also urged the President of India to use his constitutional authority and advised Governor of J&K to dissolve the State Assembly which has become irrelevant an extra burden on the state exchequer. Prof.Bhim Singh also accused both BJP and the Congress for misleading the national opinion regarding the actual state of affairs in J&K.

Prof.Bhim Singh gave a call for the establishment of ‘twin states’, Jammu Pradesh and Kashmir Valley state in J&K so that people in Ladakh region may also realize their demand for the status of Union Territory.

Prof.Bhim Singh was accompanied Ms. Anita Thakur, Ashok Randawa (Provincial Secretary), Sham Gorkha (Vice-President PTU) and Advocate Kesar Parveen (Secretary Women Wing Panthers Party).

NPP Supremo urges Governor to declare J&K election null and void, hold afresh poll

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party and an expert on Electoral Laws has urged Shri N.N. Vohra, the Governor of J&K to use his extraordinary power conferred on him by the Constitution of J&K to declare the recently held election for J&K Assembly as null and void and issue a fresh Ordinance hold Assembly elections afresh in the interest of democracy, rule of law and to keep the faith of the electorates intact in democracy.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that there are several reasons to dismiss the recent polls;

i).       That the election was neither fair nor free as it was rigged by reprogramming the EVMs bought from public sector manufacturing units in Hyderabad without tenders.

ii).      That the EVMs were purchased exclusively for their use in J&K from Hyderabad and taken to Gujarat for preparing them to be rigged by manipulation. This matter was brought to the notice of the CEC who admitted that these EVMs were purchased from Hyderabad and processed in Ahmedabad.

In his queries dated 20th August, 2014, Prof.Bhim Singh had raised pertinent questions;         

1).      Why Gujarat manufacturers have been chosen for this purpose and that too for J&K which has a history of rigging elections and manipulation of EVMs? 15000 EVMs are being utilized for nearly 10,000 polling stations. 5000 extra EVMs could be utilized to manipulate the entire election.

2).      Who are these manufacturers/exporters of EVMs from Gujarat to J&K?

3).      Are the services of these Gujarat manufacturers are being utilized in other states like Maharashtra, Haryana and other during the forthcoming Assembly elections?

4).      Were these particular Gujarat manufacturers of EVMs were chosen/selected by a unilateral decision without inviting tenders as has been the policy to avoid corrupt practice?

5).      What is the guarantee that Gujarat EVMs shall not be misused or manipulated to rig polls to accomplish the dream of the Prime Minister to secure 44 + Assembly seats in J&K, knowing well that J&K has no appeal to the voters?

6).      The BJP in the normal times could not secure even one Assembly seat in 1983 when the JKNPP managed to get one seat against all odds created by the Congress Party.

7).      The JKNPP is strongly opposed to the use of EVMs at least in J&K so that the confidence and faith of the voters is not lost and the people could be involved in the democratic process in the state.

8).      The JKNPP would like to lodge its protest against the use of Gujarat made EVMs which have added fuel to the fire in the state as the rumour are high that these EVMs have already been charged/ rigged in favour of BJP candidates.

9).      This is high time that EVMs are dismantled from the electoral process as has been done by the most of the countries in the world. The EVMs have been adjudged as faulty and manipulative so dangerous for the largest democracy of the world.

iii).     The Election Commission of India admitted the facts but kept silence on the issue of purchase of EVMs without tenders.

iv).     That the results in the election have shown enormous variation of votes favouring BJP in Jammu Pradesh where BJP managed 25 out of 37 seats.

v).     Prof.Bhim Singh in his communication with the J&K Governor said that the percentage of voting pattern as shown in most of the constituencies situated on hills and jungles is unbelievable and impossible. This has been brought to the notice of Election Commission of India.

vi).     Finally no party has peoples mandate to form a government in J&K. Besides no two parties have the mandate to form a coalition government. For example National Conference stands for Greater Autonomy and PDP self rule as both of these slogans stand for the implementation of Dixon Plan to create an Islamic Republic of Greater Kashmir. On the other hand BJP claims to be a nationalist which stands for one Constitution, one flag and full integration with Union of India. Any combination shall be disastrous for the principles of natural justice, rule of law and democracy.

Prof.Bhim Singh has urged the Governor to exercise his power he has in his authority as a Governor of J&K to declare entire poll process as null and void. Impose Governor Rule in the state and hold election afresh under the supervision of all party Parliamentary Committee so that free and fair elections could be held in the interest of democracy and rule of law.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that this is also necessary in view of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Subramanium Swamy’s case dated 08.10.2013 where the court has held that ‘paper trail’ was an indispensable requirement of free and fair election. This election in J&K was held in defiance of this judgment. The court had held, “From the materials placed by both the sides, we are satisfied that the ‘paper trail’ is an indispensable requirement of free and fair elections. The confidence of the voters in the EVMs can be achieved only with the introduction of the ‘paper trail’. EVMs with VVPAT system ensure the accuracy of the voting system. With an intent to have fullest transparency in the system and to restore the confidence of the voters, it is necessary to set up EVMs with VVPAT system because vote is nothing but an act of expression which has immense importance in democratic system.”

Violation of Code of Conduct by recognized parties–Bhim Sing

This letter was submitted this afternoon to the Shri V.S. Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi in connection with violation of Code of Conduct by Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party is reproduced below:-

Map of India showing location of Jammu and Kashmir

Map of India showing location of Jammu and Kashmir (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“May I bring it to your kind notice that Code of Conduct has become a casualty in J&K by both the State government as well as some political parties. This morning a statement was published widely which said, “No Hindu (religion) can become Chief Minister of J&K.” The Constitution of J&K and the Peoples Representation Act of J&K has a clear mandate that many persons qualified to be a legislator in the state is competent to hold any ministerial job and is qualified to be a Chief Minister of the State irrespective of his religion, region, caste or otherwise.
This statement has been made by a PDP leader on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party, J&K which is contesting poll in J&K. This statement has been made to help, promote and further communalize election campaign of BJP. Since Prime Minister Modi is campaigning for BJP with his slogan to make a Hindu as Chief Minister of J&K. Present trends in J&K show that Mr. Modi’s political graph is falling down and he needed some prominent voice from Kashmir to revive his agenda. This statement has been made by the PDP to win favour of Prime Minister Modi and creates further communal polarization in J&K with an intention to create favour for the PDP in the Valley and for BJP in Jammu Pradesh.
This statement of the PDP leader is gross violation of the Code of Conduct. Needs urgent and immediate action. PDP has to be disqualified as recognized political party in the state.”