Ahead of the polls scheduled to be held on May 7 in North Lok Sabha constituency, National Conference Friday claimed its coalition partner Congress will again go for the cross voting as it did in South Kashmir’s Lok Sabha seat on April 24.
“It was all done in the broad day light in Islamabad and everyone knows that Congress did vote for the PDP on April 24. We sacrificed everything for them and what they in return back stabbed and ditched us,” NC’s firebrand leader Dr Mustafa Kamal told KNS.
He added that the one of the senior leader from the Congress who hails from South Kashmir was already demanding at least one seat from valley and when it didn’t happened, he expressed his rancor.
Kamal stated that the Congress cadre in South Kashmir voted for the PDP and this perhaps would have been done on the directions of the party leadership. “Not all in Congress could be like this but some for sure have acted as the spoilsport.”
However, Kamal who is also the brother of NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah stated that NC is confident that it will emerge victorious from South Kashmir and that majority voted in NC candidate’s favor.
Kamal stated that Congress leaders itself have made clear before the National Conference that it would be difficult for them to transfer Congress votes in NC’s favor. “I wonder what sort of leaders are they when they have no command on their cadre on ground. Yes we know that Congress in North Kashmir also will vote against the NC candidate.”