Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti accused administration of locking them up in the name of security and helping BJP and Apni party.
In a tweet, Abdullah said, “The J&K administration is going out of its way to help the BJP & it’s recently created king’s party by locking up candidates opposed to the BJP, using security as an excuse. If the security situation isn’t conducive to campaigning what was the need to announce elections?
“What sort of elections are being held in J&K where candidates are being stopped from campaigning? Is this the safe, terror free J&K the Home Minister was tweeting about yesterday?”, his another tweet reads.
Mehbooba Mufti also echoed his views on the Twitter, “Non BJP candidates for DDC polls aren’t allowed to campaign freely & are being locked up on the pretence of security.But BJP & its proxies are given full bandobast to move around. Is this the democracy that GOI claimed its promoting in yesterday’s phone convo with US Pres elect?” She wrote.(KNS)