J&K Panther Party chief meets CEC; seeks intervention in providing security cover to NPP candidates

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Srinagar, Dec 6: Bhim Singh, chief patron of National Panthers Party, met VS Sampath, the Chief Election Commissioner, in New Delhi, late Thursday evening and raised a number of issues.

Reportedly, Singh accused the state administration for its total failure to protect the lives of the civilians and the political activists. Bhim Singh informed the CEC that the Panthers Party candidates, in the Valley have not been provided appropriate security cover as given to candidates of the Congress, BJP, NC and PDP.

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Singh accused the Chief Minister of denying security cover, accommodation as well as other facilities to the Panthers Party state office bearers and the candidates. Singh sought the intervention of CEC in the issue.

Singh said that although he has been allotted a ‘Z' security cover, he wasn't allowed to stay in government guest houses or circuit houses anywhere in the Valley due to which he had to spend two nights in his vehicle.

Singh also alleged that the security cover allotted to Panthers Party candidates was withdrawn after the first and the second phase polls to keep them away from taking part in election campaign of the party in 3rd and 4th phases.

Reportedly, the CEC assured the NPP Supremo to take appropriate steps to resolve the issues. 

Bhim Singh said in the afternoon that after his meeting with the CEC, he was provided security cover. However, he alleged that he was provided only one escort while going to Baramullah and Sopore which were hit by the terrorists attacks  yesterday.

The NPP chief patron also accused the Election Commission of ignoring all acts of violations of Code of Conduct by the major parties like BJP and NCP.

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