The former JK Bank chairman and PDP’s candidate for Rajpora constituency Dr Haseeb Drabu Wednesday said that BJP’s impact will be visible in Jammu during the coming state elections but its style of polarization would have no takers in valley.
Drabu while talking to KNS said that the BJP after a long spell managed to get a mandate for the government formation at the Centre and its impact would be surely felt on ground here. However, he was quick to add that its style of polarization would have an impact in some areas of Jammu region of the state. “It can have a maximum influence at Jammu but not here in valley. Jammu will get polarized to some extent but we don’t want that impact here. We have to control it.”
Commenting over the boycott call issued by the separatist camp, the former chairman of JK Bank remarked that PDP will strive to ensure maximum participation of people in the electing fray. “We will try to ensure maximum participation of people in elections. We don’t want to get into the government but our aim is the restoring the legitimacy of the legislative assembly. As far as the boycott is concerned, I don’t know will it impact or not but our job is to ensure maximum voter participation during the coming elections,” Drabu said.
He clarified that he isn’t ‘disgruntled’ with the JK Bank but has only commented upon the functioning of the institution with the issue of Rs 1100 crore NPAs. He pledged that he will revive the functioning of the JK Bank if voted to power.
Drabu maintained that the coalition politics has not served the purpose of good governance on ground and that the situation now is favoring the compete mandate to a particular party. “The atmosphere that has emerged both at the state and centre level across the country is that people are not according any fractured mandate to the parties. People want empowered government and not fractured mandate.”
Over the expulsion of the Syed Bashir by PDP in the past, Drabu said that Bashir was carrying out the anti- party activities including not supporting other legislators during the walk out at LA and making the objectionable comments about the party patron. Drabu- a candidate for Rajpora constituency remarked that Bashir in no way would affect his voters during polls.