Bhim suspects campaign against Jammu people

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Jammu, Jul 5 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) chairman Bhim Singh today said he suspected that a campaign was being waged against the people of Jammu by tampering with their ''well-known secular image''.

Addressing a press conference here, Prof Singh said the secularism and communal harmony in Jammu needed no endorsement and it had been proved time and again. ''People of Jammu, following different faiths, have been seen helping each others during their needs,'' he added.

However, referring to the ongoing protests in the region, he said, ''Kashmiri leadership had never been sincere towards Jammu people and it is an outburst of that only.'' Prof Singh said the JKNPP MLAs would vote against the Congress-led State government on July 7 in the Legislative Assembly.

Meanwhile, the JKNPP, in a letter to the Speaker Legislative Assembly, demanded disqualification of independent MLAs, who had switched their loyalty to the Congress,'' under the provisions of anti-defection law as laid down in the Seventh Schedule and defined by Section 69 (3) of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir The independent MLAs, who had allegedly shifted their loyalities to the Congress, were Mr Babu Singh, Mr Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Mr Majid Wani, Mr Manohar Lal, Mr Abdul Rashid, Mr Puran Singh, Mr Rigzin Jora and Haji Nisar Ali, he said.

Similarly, the party also demanded disqualification of Mr Manjit Singh, who was elected on the mandate of one party and later joined other party i.e. the People's Democratic Party (PDP),.

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