by Tasavur Mushtaq
SRINAGAR: Moments after the incarcerated youth president of Peoples Democratic Party won the District Development Council election from Pulwama-1, his family credited his success to his friends, relatives, villagers and well-wishers.
Talking to Kashmir Life, family members of Waheed said they had no role in his victory but claimed the credit goes to all the people who made it possible for him. “Waheed sb has kept his family away from politics. His father routinely goes to the fields and work, there is no role of family in his victory,” said his brother-in-law Iqbal Ahmad.
Iqbal in his conversation said the family was in shock. “We were in shock and could do nothing, but people came with a verdict,” he added.
Another member of the family said Waheed’s “work worked for him. He helped people all along and this time they paid him back,” he said. The major vote share he took from his village Naira, 353 votes and the maternal village of Payir 313 votes.
In her congratulatory message, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti expressed hope justice will prevail. “Couldn’t be prouder of PDPs @parawahid who won his maiden election by a huge margin of votes. Despite being arrested on baseless charges right after filing his nomination people have shown their love & trust for Waheed. Hope justice prevails.”
Couldn’t be prouder of PDPs @parawahid who won his maiden election by a huge margin of votes. Despite being arrested on baseless charges right after filing his nomination people have shown their love & trust for Waheed. Hope justice prevails. pic.twitter.com/MOU8gNUOic
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) December 22, 2020
While talking about his detention, the family said they deny the charges and believe it was “no coincidence to summon him just a day after filing his nomination papers.” He has proved his representative character and now there is no point in having him behind the bars,” said Iqbal adding “we are in touch with our lawyers.”
Pertinently, on Wednesday NIA court in Jammu is hearing the bail petition of Waheed filed earlier.