DDC elections have nothing to do with art 370 or 35-A: BJP

Excelsior Correspondent

BARAMULLA, Dec 3: Bharatiya Janata Party today held a huge election rally at Rafiabad Baramulla in which Party leaders Ashok Koul, BJP J&K General Secretary (Org) and Dr Darakshan Andrabi, Member Central Waqf Council addressed the rallies and sought votes for the BJP candidates contesting DDC elections in the area.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Koul said it was surprising that the Gupkaries are fighting District Development Council elections on the agenda of restoration of Article 370 and 35 A for J&K and nullify the bifurcation of the State. “How can a DDC Councilor restore the special status of J&K? This is the politics they have been doing for seven decades, building castles in air and exploiting public on hollow slogans”, he said.
Reacting sharply to the statement of the PDP chief on a TV channel about the Common Minimum Programme of BJP-PDP Government, BJP spokesperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that selling lies has been the agenda of the politics in J&K for decades. She said that the CMP of the PDP-BJP Government never included encouragement of hooligans who used to disrupt Valley by throwing stones on roads and bastis and putting life on halt by injuring and killing people. “The political change in J&K is permanent and the Supreme Court will mirror to this extortionist gang forever. J&K can never get back the special status by twisting and presenting everything on communal grounds. The special status means special development, special living opportunities and the new J&K is conducive for all this special happening in J&K in the days to come,” said Dr Darakhshan.