Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the results to elections for the posts of District Development Council (DDC) chairpersons in Kashmir, including Srinagar, were not really a surprise.
Without naming anyone, Omar said these people have been buying and selling elected representatives since 1984. “Shopian DDC election, even Srinagar for that matter, aren’t really a surprise. These people have been buying & selling elected representatives since 1984. Practice makes perfect!,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Omar was reacting to Altaf Bukhari led Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) winning two out of three chairpersons’ posts for which DDC elections were held in the first phase. JKAP won the chairpersons posts in Srinagar and Shopian after managing to win over Independents to its side while CPI (M), which is a part of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), got Kulgam.