Jammu: Opposing the move of holding polls to the two seats of Legislative Council in Jammu and Kashmir, a body representing Panchayat members of the state on Sunday said it will not take part in the elections.

"It was unanimously resolved that none of the members of the All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC)will contest election to any of the announced Legislative Council seats from the Panchayat quota," spokesman of AJKPC, Gulan Hassan Punzoo, said on Sunday night.

The decision was taken at a meeting of AJKPC, chaired by Kashmir provincial President Imtiyaz Afzal Beigh, in Srinagar on Sunday night.

"We Panchayat members do not have any political motive and we are not against any political party or individual but we cannot allow politicians to befool people on the name of these Legislative Council elections," the spokesman said.

Elections to fill up two vacancies in the state Legislative Council from the Panchayat quota will be held on December 3.

Earlier, opposition PDP had also opposed the move.


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