Demands postponement of Lok Sabha polls in Kashmir Valley
New Delhi March 17: Delhi Pradesh National Panthers Party held a massive demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi urging Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. Nasim Zaidi to postpone proposed Lok Sabha bye-elections for two seats which fell vacant last year. The Panthers Party is demanding to hold Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir Valley in the month May-onward because of weather conditions and disrupted road traffic into the Valley from all sides.
The Panthers Party activists led by its leaders Shri Rajiv Jolly Khosla, President, Delhi Pradesh National Panthers Party, Shri Romesh Khajuria, Sr. Vice President, Shri Dildar Hussain Beg, General Secretary held a massive protest at Jantar Mantar where Panthers Party Headquarters (in exile) stand after the eviction of Prof.Bhim Singh from Vithalbhai Patel House by the direction and orders of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi since 2016.
The Panthers Party urged Election Commission of India to review its decision to hold bye-elections for two vacant seats in the Lok Sabha in April this year and demanded postponement of polls after the winter season in the interest of fair elections and participation of the voters. The NPP Chief Patron, Prof.Bhim Singh had met Dr. Nasim Zaidi, the Chief Election Commissioner of India yesterday in New Delhi and submitted a strong appeal in his letter urging CEC to postpone the elections being announced. Prof.Bhim Singh had made a strong appeal and conveyed it personally CEC yesterday to postpone the scheduled Lok Sabha polls proposed to be held in the Kashmir Valley in April this year so that more than 50% electorates from Kashmir presently working in the neighbouring states and even in Jammu Pradesh could participate and exercise their franchise.
The Panthers Party urged the Chief Election Commissioner of India to call an urgent meeting of the representatives of recognised political parties of J&K to create a consensus on the timing to hold Lok Sabha polls in the State of J&K.
The prominent Panthers Party leaders who participated in the protest included M/s. Choudhary Ajit Singh, Ms. Sunita Chaudhary, Surjit Singh Guleria, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi (General Secretaries-DPNPP), Alamdar Abbas, Om Kishan, A.J. Rajan, Swaran Singh Yadav, Secretary, Jagmohan, Ms. Reena Singh, Sr. Satenderpal Singh, Ms. Dimple Peter, Gulzar Singh, Mehfooz Khan, Ms. Taslim Begum, Shakeel Ahmed, Rambabu Choudhary and others.