V.K.Singh helped PDP in 2002 elections: Kamal

SRINAGAR: Senior legislator and National Conference leader, Dr Mustafa Kamal Thursday claimed that it was India’s former Army chief General (Rtd) V.K.Singh who put army units at the disposal of Peoples Democratic Party candidates during 2002 elections and helped them garner more votes.

Kamal told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS that General V.K.Singh is the person who fulfilled the desire of Mufti Muhammad Sayed to occupy the chair of Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir.

 “Singh was the commander in 2002 at Awantipora and he assigned job to scores of army officers who rigged the elections and brought Peoples Democratic Party into lime light. Now, PDP wants to save the General and are ready to play Machiavellian politics,” he said.

Kamal revealed that just before the Assembly elections in 2002, General V.K.Singh had called an important meeting of his subordinate Army officials and had invited PDP patron in that meeting.

“The strategy to wipe out National Conference from the political scene was chalked out in the meeting. If you don’t believe me, go and ask their own member, Molvi Iftikar Hussain Ansari and he would tell you the truth,” Kamal told CNS.

He said PDP by heart was not in favour of Privilege Motion moved against General V.K.Singh but this party had no option. “It is finding ways and means to save Singh from humiliation and the party leadership has apprehension that Singh may open Pandora’s Box,” Kamal said. 

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