PCC leader resents fielding of candidate by NC from Nowshera

Excelsior Correspondent
SUNDERBANI, Dec 12 : Former MLC and JKPCC chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma termed it unfortunate that NC fielded candidates where the seats were left for Congress in Nowshera assembly constituency, while Congress remained committed to the settlement and didn’t not field its candidate against PDP-NC alliance in Nowshera.
Sharma who was on tour of the area to campaign for the party candidates, said this while responding to the queries of media persons for not fielding of party candidate against the PDP-NC alliance on Nowshera seat while NC fielded its candidates, at the eleventh hour , on Seri /Lamberi and sunderbani seats in Nowshera assembly constituency against the settlement arrived at between the parties on seat sharing at some places.
He said that although it was settled in the very beginning of talks for seat sharing, of which he was also a part, that PDP- NC together would contest the Nowshera seat while the Seri/Lamberi would go to congress while on sunderbani seat, the local leadership would jointly decide the candidate. “I did honour the settlement but it was unfortunate that NC fielded its candidate in Seri/Lamberi seat, the home seat of BJP president, on the last day against the settlement arrived . Congress had not fielded any candidate on Nowshera seat, in earlier phase. I was conveyed by top leadership of NC on the day of filing of papers too that NC shall not field its candidate on Seri /Lamberi seat but unfortunately they did it, which was wrong,” Sharma stated.
“At all other places where seats were mutually left for each other , no cross candidates were fielded ,though on many seats we are contesting against each other where it was not settled,” he added.
Appealing people to defeat BJP for it’s utter failures and falsehood, senior Congress leader urged people to send a signal that they can’t be taken for granted by BJP just on hindutva, if the party fails to deliver and its leaders reflect arrogance of power. Seeking votes for Congress, he appealed party workers and people to vote for any like minded party or secular candidate.
Sharma appealed to the voters to vote for the Congress nominee Neelam Kumari from Seri constituency while Arun Sharma an independent candidate supported by Congress in Sunderbani constituency.