BSP for early Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Bahujan Samaj Party today called for early elections in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the Election Commission to hold assembly polls well before the tenure of the present assembly ends.

"The Party has asked the election Commission of India for early elections in J&K quite well before the expiry date of the present government", J-K BSP chief Tulsi Dass Langeh, said in a statement here today.

He alleged the misuse of the relief material in the state.

"The funds meant for the flood victims are being used for the political mileage in our state by the ruling party and there are so many complaints of the misuse of these funds," Langeh said.

He claimed that the relief meant for flood-hit people was being distributed only amongst the members of a particular political party.

"To stop the misuse of funds in the relief and rehabilitation work in the state, the BSP is of considered opinion that elections be announced in the state immediately," Langeh said.

"Elections in Srinagar and other districts that are the worst affected with the floods can be conducted in the last phase" he added.

It may be recalled that Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday batted strongly for holding Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on "due time", claiming that a new government will have greater authority to deal with the post-flood situation in the state.