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“It was noted with concern that the situation created by linking local bodies elections with the case pending in the Supreme court about Article 35-A has created serious apprehensions in the minds of people who genuinely see an assault on the special constitutional position of the state. The party noted with satisfaction the efforts made by it as part of the state government in and out of the court. It reiterated its resolve to continue its efforts to defend the special position of the State in all circumstances,” it added.
“The party feels that while the special position of the State is a matter of survival of its people and society, democratic system is its sustenance. It was felt that any attempt to impose any electoral exercise in the current atmosphere of fear and apprehension would seriously erode the credibility of the process and intuitions. It would defeat the very purpose of it,” the resolution reads.
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“The party, therefore, urges that government to review its decision to hold local bodies elections at this venture against the will of the people and instead focus on confidence building measures, so that the state is assured of the inviolability of the constitutional guarantees that make it a special part of the union of India,” PDP resolution said, adding that “it was, therefore unanimously resolved that the party would stay away from the electoral exercise at this juncture.” (KNS)