Omar, Mehbooba refused to participate in Panchayat elections under Pakistan presurre: Former Governor

Srinagar: May 23: Former Jammu Kashmir Governor, SP Malik has alleged that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference(NC) leader, Omar Abdullah refused to participate in the Panchayat elections under Pakistan Pressure.  

“PM had said that we will conduct Panchayat elections (in J&K),” Malik told news agency ANI.

“I broke protocol & went to Omar Abdullah &Mehbooba Mufti’s residence. They refused to participate under Pakistan’s pressure. Terrorists also threatened yet election was held successfully”.

Both Omar and Mehbooba were former Chief ministers of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

NC and its the then arch rival PDP boycotted the urban local body and Panchayat polls since they wanted central government’s commitment on safeguarding the constitutional provisions for Jammu and Kashmir.


He also claimed that when he was governor of Jammu and Kashmir, he opened Raj Bhavan for everyone.

“All my advisors were tasked to hear people’s complaints once a week. 95,000 complaints were received in my office, I resolved 93,000 of them before coming to Goa. People felt comfortable because of this,anger was low,” SP Malik added.



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