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Candidates being stopped from campaigning: Omar, Mehbooba

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Srinagar: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday alleged that candidates in fray for the District Development Council (DDC) polls beginning later this month in Jammu and Kashmir were being stopped from campaigning. Taking to Twitter, Abdullah asked whether this was the safe and terror-free Jammu and Kashmir Union Home Minister Amit Shah had tweeted about earlier.
“What sort of elections are being held in J&K where candidates are being stopped from campaigning? Is this the safe, terror free J&K the Home Minister was tweeting about yesterday,” Omar said.
Meanwhile, Mehbooba in her tweet stated that the non-BJP candidates for DDC polls were not being allowed to campaign freely and are being locked on the pretext of security arrangements.
She, however, stated that the BJP and its proxies are given full ‘bandobast’ (arrangements) to move around.
“Non BJP candidates for DDC polls aren’t allowed to campaign freely & are being locked up on the pretence of security. But BJP & its proxies are given full bandobast to move around. Is this the democracy that GOI claimed its promoting in yesterday’s phone convo with US Pres elect?” Mehbooba tweeted. (with PTI inputs)


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