Bahujan Samaj Party today said that the BSP will not participate in upcoming urban local bodies (ULB) elections in J&K as the situation was “not conducive for the polls” in the state.
“BSP high command has decided not to contest the municipal elections to respect the sentiment of the majority of the people who are not in favour of the polls at this moment,” state president of the party Som Raj Majotra told reporters here.
He said the atmosphere in the state was not conducive for holding elections.
“Conducting elections in such circumstances is likely to aggrevaite the situation in the state,” Majotra said claiming “the BJP has failed bitterly on all fronts and is working in a dictatorialway ignoring democratic norms”.
The BSP leader suggested the Governor Satya Pal Malik to postpone the elections and work for normalisation of the situation.
National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have also boycotted the polls.