Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 10 2018
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday announced that it will boycott the upcoming panchayat and municipal polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
The move comes just days after National Conference announced that it will not contest the polls “until and unless the government of India and the state government clear their position on Article 35 A, and takes effective steps to protect Article 35 A in and outside the court”.
She said the government was not keen at defending 35A and insecurity has crept in the population. “The party therefore urges the Govt to review its decision to hold polls at this juncture,” she said.
The State Administrative Council (SAC), headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, on August 30 announced that the elections to urban local bodies in the state will be held between October 1 and October 5.