Matoo Questions Farooq’s Election As MP On 7% Vote 

SRINAGAR — Former National Conference (NC) spokesperson Junaid Azim Matoo, on Saturday questioned the legitimacy of the elections of former chief minister and NC president, Farooq Abdullah, who won the by-elections of Srinagar parliamentary constituency last year after a mere 7 percent voters turned up to cast ballot.

After casting his vote,  Matoo said what the “leader of a mainstream party boycotting ULB polls has to do with the shifting of a polling booth in Srinagar.”

“These elections are for a credible leadership, transparency in public services and public welfare.”

He said that mainstream parties which are boycotting elections owe “too many explanations to the people who have seen a man like Farooq Abdullah winning Srinagar parliamentary by-poll on a seven per cent turnout.”

 Matoo said, “leader of a political party boycotting ULB and Panchayat polls is demanding shifting of a polling booth in Srinagar. What he has to do with the location of a polling booth when his own party is boycotting the elections.”




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