In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti, has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is subverting the Election Commission of India to an extent that it is no more an independent body.
Mehbooba Mufti talking to reporters in Islamabad district of IIOJK said the Election Commission has become “an extension” of the BJP. “It will do whatever the BJP tells it to do,” she added.
She said the Election Commission has failed to act against the BJP even though the ruling party has violated the laws. “In Himachal Pradesh, the BJP leadership campaigned for polls on religious basis. Muslims are being threatened openly but the election commission remains a silent spectator,” the PDP leader said.
Mehbooba Mufti said, “How can I say when elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir? That will be decided by the Election Commission and it will announce elections when the BJP says so.”
The PDP President claimed that the BJP was only exploiting the pain of Kashmiri Pandits to garner votes in elections. “They are not bothered about anyone, be it Kashmiri Pandits or anyone else. They only want to win elections,” she added.—KMS