Those who boycotted polls, I congratulate them for participating ‘indirectly’, says Ram Madhav

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the regional parties including National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who boycotted the recently held Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir have been taught a lesson.

BJP’s National General Secretary Ram Madhav while speaking during a felicitating function for the winners in ULB polls said that the two regional parties tried hard to delay the polls further but “authorities went ahead, thus the parties have been taught a lesson.”

He said that the two parties who boycotted the recently held polls are a classic example of family rule and they don’t want leadership at grass root level.

Madhav said that the people stayed away from the polls due to the fear psychosis created by the two parties.

However, he said that those who boycotted the elections filed their proxy candidates. “I still congratulate them for their participation in polls indirectly,” he said, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very happy when I told him that our party scored a century in Kashmir.

“I congratulate our leader who showed courage and made possible for the party to win 106 seats. Victory in Kashmir was very important for our party,” he said.

“Every Panchayat will get funds from Rs 20-80 crore and we want the sum should go directly to the elected Panchs and Sarpanchs. Though the election are contested on non-party basis, we have to ensure that good candidates come up to usher in development at grass root level,” he added.

(With inputs from KNS)

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