NC- Congress alliance candidate for North Kashmir’s Baramullah Lok Sabha seat, Sharif-u-Din Shariq Friday admitted that deep rooted differences between National Conference and Congress party over the years divided the voters and there was cross voting in the recently concluded elections. He said that the political rivalry between Taj Mohi-u-Din and Muhammad Shafi Uri was the biggest factor for cross voting.
Shariq said that there was an element of trust deficit between alliance partners. “We tried our best to sort out the difference and for this purpose we convened joint meetings and showed a united face on every platform but, still differences remained there,” he said adding that on ground level, alliance between NC and Congress was not so robust and visible as both the party leaders had expected.
Shariq further said that it was the political rivalry between Taj and Shafi Uri that votes were divided and workers from both the parties indulged in cross voting. (CNS)