Abdullah Ghaznavi, the LeT spokesperson in a statement said, "We will launch fidayeen (suicide) attacks during the poll process. If people vote they will be doing so at their own peril", he warned. LeT which is believed to be the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was trying to make its presence felt stronger in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier during the state assembly polls in Nov-Dec the militant group said that it would not interfere in the poll process. However, the large turnout during the Assembly polls has baffled militant groups and also the hardline faction of the separatist Hurriyat Conference (HC) led by pro-Pakistan Syed Ali Geelani.