Describing the lowest ever voter turnout of 2 percent in re-polling at 38 polling stations in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, as state government’s failure on all fronts and it’s losing confidence of the people, opposition Congress party has demanded that any future elections in Jammu and Kashmir should be held under Governor’s rule in order to ensure free, fair and successful conduct of electoral process.
As per an official handout, the PCC has submitted a memorandum to Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan in Jammu.
The PCC delegation, headed by its state president GA Mir, have demanded imposition of “Governor’s rule in view of state government’s total failure on all fronts. It apprised the Governor of worsening situation, saying that it has been evident from large scale violence and unprecedented lowest ever poll percentage and security environment to ensure successful conduct of elections.”
The delegation included senior leaders of PCC and Legislators, Sham Lal Sharma, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, Haji Rasheed, Ch Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Mula Ram, Mohd Amin Bhat MLA, Usman Majid-MLA and Gulzar Wani- MLA and chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma.
The Congress leaders, as per handout, have also complained about the ‘partisan role of the present dispensation in the conduct of elections,’ saying that there has been large scale resentment against the present ruling coalition.
“The present government should step down as it has no moral authority to remain in power otherwise the situation would further worsen which would be difficult to retrieve,” it reads.