Srinagar: Hitting out at Peoples Conference (PC) chief Sajad Gani Lone, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) G A Mir on Wednesday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) used both State government and Centre to ensure that Janaid Mattu wins Mayor polls of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).
Rejecting the claim of PC that they have won the Mayor Post of SMC, Mir said Mattu is BJP owned Mayor not of PC, as that, the PC had only 4 Corporators in SMC.
“BJP used both State government and Centre to ensure that Mattu wins Mayor elections. Even the Governor hinted about the Mayor face in SMC, besides the new Municipal Amendment laws 2018, which was introduced without being debated, was enforced to encourage horse-trading for the post of Mayor,” Mir added.
Mr Mir alleged that BJP used money power and official machinery to woo the Corporators to ensure that Mattu becomes Mayor of Srinagar, as that, he was not a PC candidate, but BJP owned candidate. “Even the Raj Bhavan was used to get the Mattu elected as Mayor, besides the subsequent visist of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Ram Madhav was part of the game,” he added.
He alleged that the recent visit of Home Minister to valley was another maneuver of Centre government to gear up the Official Machinery and State Administration to take reigns of SMC through Mattu while having used both money power and official machinery to win the Mayor elections.
He said it is the responsibility of every secular and right thinking person to rise to the occasion to defeat the conspiracies and politics of exploitation on the part of BJP RSS.