No victory procession by political parties in Valley

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Dec 22, 2014 18:49 IST

The political parties in Kashmir have decided not to hold any post-victory road show or procession following the declaration of results on Tuesday.

According to authorities, the decision has been taken at a meeting of representatives of various political parties with district election officer Farooq Ahmad Shah on Saturday.

The representatives said the decision was taken in the wake of devastating floods in September in the state and recent massacre of more than a hundred children in Peshawar.

Speaking to the media, Shah confirmed the development. “It’s a unanimous decision, there will be no roadside celebrations anywhere in the city,” he said.

A leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) said party workers might celebrate individually. “We can’t stop workers from celebrating, but we won’t take out victory processions.”

According to exit polls, the PDP may emerge as the single largest party in the 2014 J&K assembly elections.

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