Srinagar: Senior Congress leader and former minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din on Saturday announced to contest upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls, scheduled to be held in Jammu and Kashmir from November 28.
The powerful Congressman said that after deliberating upon the ongoing political situation in J&K in wake of an “offensive assault of communal and divisive forces”, he has decided to contest the DDC elections.
“I have decided to give tough fight to those dividing people on communal lines,” the senior minister said, as per a local news agency KNS.
The former minister said that he will file nomination papers on November 23 in Uri.
When asked why he was contesting district polls, Taj said that his motive was to prevent BJP from occupying the space in the DDC boards
“BJP wants to grab DDC board and if it gets occupied, then what can we do? Why should not I fight this election so that there is development in the area. For me, people are important, not status” he said.
“I don’t bother about its protocol. I want just development and relief for the people. Our motive is BJP should not get space here,” he added.
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