Loksatta Party deplores J&K CM’s comment crediting Pakistan, terrorists for peaceful poll

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:00

New Delhi: The LokSatta Party has deplored Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement crediting the Hurriyat Conference, Pakistan and separatist outfits for the peaceful election in the state.

“It is deplorable that a newly elected chief minister says the peaceful conduct of historic elections would not have been possible without the support of Pakistan and militants," LSP president Surendra Srivastava said. "The mufti should thank the people of Jammu & Kashmir for coming out and voting fearlessly. Our armed forces too should get credit for ensuring a record turnout.”

After taking oath as chief minister on Sunday, Sayeed had said: “I want to say on record and I have told this to the Prime Minister, that we must credit the Hurriyat, Pakistan and militant outfits for the conduct of assembly elections in the state. People from across the border made the atmosphere conducive. They also have assets -- Hurriyat, militants... if they had done something (during the election) such a participation of people would not have been possible. This gives us hope.”

Srivastava said it was more disturbing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not objected to Sayeed’s misplaced comments. The PM must respond to this claim and make his government's stand clear, he said.

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