Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said that the rulers were using ‘insurance as a bait to entrap people to contest the upcoming civic polls in the state.’
In a tweet Mirwaiz said:
How bizzare can it get .. As no one ready , rulers using insurance bait to entrap people and become “Bali Kay Bakray” at the alter of so called elections !And then calling it “infusion of confidence “! https://t.co/aW9lXIOPrT
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) September 19, 2018
The government is contemplating an insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh for the candidates contesting the upcoming panchayat and local bodies polls.
Both the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party, the two biggest regional political outfits have decided to boycott the elections as they have asked the Government of India to clear its stand on the issue of Article 35-A.
Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh on Monday appealed political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to participate in the upcoming Panchayat and local body polls.
On Monday, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) also decided not to participate in the polls keeping in view the prevailing situation in the valley.
State Secretary CPI(M) Ghulam Nabi Malik, in a statement said that despite majority of mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir deciding not to participate in these polls shows the arrogance of the BJP-led Central Government.
The Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) while reiterating their call of ULB, Panchayat polls said that it is a “political gimmick to hoodwink international community”.