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NC banking on poll boycott: Baig

Opposition PDP candidate from Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency Muzaffar Hussain Baig today said ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir was banking on people boycotting the elections for its sustenance.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2014 18:30 IST


Opposition PDP candidate from Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency Muzaffar Hussain Baig today said ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir was banking on people boycotting the elections for its sustenance.

"National Conference is aware about the fact that it does not enjoy power because of the popular vote. The NC has been counting on boycott calls as its major source of sustenance in elections," Baig said, addressing an election rally at Rafiabad in Baramulla district.

Baig, a former deputy chief minister of the state, accused the National Conference of enforcing boycott call given by separatists.

"It (NC) generally enforces the boycott calls given by others to benefit from the non-participation of voters because it realises that if people come to vote, they will do so only to get 'azadi' (freedom) from NC," he added.

He said given the current mood, it has become evident now that the people will participate overwhelmingly in the forthcoming polls to defeat the NC to ensure a responsible system in the state and sincere leadership in Parliament.

Baig said the NC has always played tricks in the elections to see itself through, but this time people have understood the acts it has been employing over the years to get into power.

"People are conscious enough this time about the importance of vote as they think it is the only weapon to change the destiny of Jammu and Kashmir and resolve its issues," he said.