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How can situation in J&K be conducive for general elections and not assembly polls, asks Yechury

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CPI(M) on Sunday

questioned how can be the security situation in "good enough" to hold and not assembly polls.

The Sunday announced that polls in will not be held along with

"It is perplexing how the security situation in J&K is good enough to conduct elections but not for assembly elections which are also due. Is there a diabolical motive?" Yechury tweeted.

He also said that the secular, democratic was confident that the EC will conduct "free, fair and safe elections" in the country.

"With announcement of General Elections, the Model code of conduct comes into force. It will end the unfair use of govt resources by Modi govt. Secular, democratic is confident that EC will conduct free, fair & safe elections to ensure a smooth transition to the next govt," he wrote on

Raising concerns over election funding, Yechury said it is important that this is closely monitored and the integrity of our electoral process is maintained.

"In Bengal, large-scale violence & intimidation in past few elections has been disturbing. EC must pay special attention to ensure that the destruction of Democracy, as happened in local elections, is not repeated. Sanctity of each voter's franchise is what preserves our Republic," he tweeted.

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First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 22:45 IST