SRINAGAR: National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar on Thursday wrote a letter to State Election Commissioner KK Sharma and expressed apprehensions that many independent winning DDC candidates are being coaxed and coerced to join a certain political party.
“A very disturbing state of affairs has come to our notice – many independent winning DDC candidates are being coaxed and coerced to join a certain political party. There are touts who are encouraging horse-trading. Display of money and bidding of the price for joining them is taking place. At some places threats and coercion is also being employed,” he said.
While requesting the SEC to ensure that such undemocratic practices are looked into and action is taken he said, “The EC can employ other means to ascertain our fears and concerns. The entire exercise is set to go futile if SEC does not intervene immediately and forcefully.”