Senate Polls: Disgruntled PTI MPA Says Won’t Vote For Party Candidates
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh MPA Karim Bux Gabol has said that he will not vote for his party members because some of them have been given Senate tickets by the leadership ‘in exchange for money’.
Karim, in a video message, announced his decision to not vote for his party candidates in the Senate Elections that are only two days away.
Maintaining that Pakistan’s constitution allows him to vote for anyone he wants, he said, “I am a PTI worker and will remain with party, but can’t vote for its candidates in Senate elections because the party has given the ticket to candidates in exchange for money.”
Criticising the buying of tickets he said that he cannot vote for anyone who has “purchased” a ticket.
Other than this, he also talked about how the party is neglecting Sindh and that the party hasn’t been able to deliver on its promises. He said that Sindh is getting ‘step motherly treatment’ from the government.
Other than Karim, there are reports of other PTI MPA’s and the party’s other coalition partners in Sindh and Punjab are ready to give their vote to the candidates contesting from Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
PPP leader Syed Nasir Hussain Shah in earlier today said: “The actual contest is between PDM’s Yousaf Raza Gillani and PTI’s Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Islamabad seat. We will give surprise to everyone on March 3.”
Opposition leaders allege that several members of the ruling party are not happy with the party’s performance and have some grievances due to which they won’t be voting for PTI.