Srinagar, May 1: The Bhartiya Janata Party on Friday said that a person arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for links with the arrested DySP Devender Singh was “fired” from the party in October last year and that he was never BJP’s Sarpanch as Panchayat polls were held on non-party basis.
In a statement issued here, J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur said that the arrested person Tariq Ahmed Mir from South Kashmir was terminated from the party in October 2018 for his anti-party activities. “The reports that he is a BJP Sarpanch are far from the reality as Panchayat polls were held on non-party basis in J&K. He urged media men to check facts before attributing someone’s affiliation with the BJP,” he said. However the reports which appeared in section of media never say he was BJP sarpanch. But they say Mir was sarpanch associated with BJP.
“BJP is a party of principles and clean people. Every single person associated with the BJP has a clean track record and we don’t support people with militancy links or criminal records. The BJP stands for the people with transparent past, present and future,” he said.
He said the arrested person who joined BJP was immediately sacked after he was found involved in anti-party activities and indulging in acts that didn’t suit the party. “It is once again clarified that he was terminated and wasn’t associated with the BJP since October 2018. So his name shouldn’t be linked with the BJP anymore,” Thakur said.


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