NC's demand to defer polls was to retain official accommodation, says BJP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 22:51 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday welcomed the decision of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to hold assembly elections on time in Jammu and Kashmir.BJP spokesman Khaild Jehangir said, "People wanted the polls to be held on time and the ECI has taken the aspirations of the masses into account and acted swiftly."

Taking a dig at the ruling National Conference, Jehangir said, "The NC leaders were opposing the elections as they were worried about themselves. They have to vacate the official accommodation and have to give up all the luxuries which they were enjoying all these years. They were not worried about what would happen to people, they were more concerned about what would happen to them."
Jehangir demanded that the NC and the Congress leaders should vacate the official accommodation forthwith so that the people whose houses have been destroyed during the recent floods are accommodated and are not left on Almighty's mercy during the harsh winter season.

The BJP spokesman said,"The NC leaders wanted to enjoy the power till last day that is why they were opposing the elections. Now the poll bugle has been sounded and they have to face the people whom they ignored for the past six years." Jehangir hoped that poll announcement won't interfere with the rehabilitation process of the flood victims and officials would ensure that the victims get all possible help.

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