Srinagar, Feb 22: Former Advisor to Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Senior Advocate Manzoor Ahmed Ganie today said Election Commission deferred Panchayat elections only because it didn’t want any untoward accident to happen during US president Donald Trump’s visit.
“His visit is very crucial for India. Security agencies didn’t want any untoward incident to happen during this period. This was the main reason why it was postponed.”
He brushed aside the reports that non-participation of political parties in these elections pressurised the election commission to postpone it.
“They were not on board on the elections. There was no pressure from them on Election Commission to postpone it. They are wrong that EC succumbed to their pressure. These leaders don’t have any political understanding.” he said.