IIOJK: Former chief minister and Lok Sabha member, Farooq Abdullah, who was re-elected unopposed as the chief of the National Conference (NC) party on today, has kicked-off a storm with big allegation on Indian Army. Farooq Abdullah, while referring to the earlier polls in Jammu and Kashmir, alleged interference of security forces during the 1996 assembly polls.
Jammu and Kashmir polls warn security forces, army, and administration not to interfere the poll process in Jammu and Kashmir and said if any sort of rigging took place here during polls, he will launch agitation against it.
“When I was the CM (of J&K in 1996), I went to a village in Doda where polling was happening. I couldn’t see anyone there as the (voting) machines were kept in army camp. When I asked why no one was here, they (troops) said no one came to vote,” NC chief Farooq Abdullah said.
“When I went to people and asked them why they didn’t go to vote – they said Army threatened them with breaking their legs. (Army ne bola – Taange tod denge),” Abdullah added.
Abdullah also warned the security forces and the government not to interfere in the elections in Jammu and Kashmir and said “let people decide whom to vote for”.
“Otherwise there will be such a storm, which you will not be able to control,” he said. Abdullah also threatened to launch an agitation in case such a thing occurred. “We will be ready to sacrifice our lives. Farooq Abdullah will be the first to start an agitation over it,” he said.