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Congress emerging as ‘first choice’ among masses: Mir

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Jammu: President JKPCC G.A. Mir has said that winds of change are blowing in Kashmir and Jammu region and Congress was emerging as the ‘first choice’ in three regions of the state in view of the ‘consistency in its policy and secular credentials’.

Addressing a meeting of the prominent leaders and delegates of the party from Inderwal and Kishtwar here today, PCC Chief said that people in Jammu & Kashmir were feeling ‘cheated’ from their respective parties whom they voted to majority in  2014. “Two parties had no mandate to join hands but they did so, against the wishes of people. Still people expected them to deliver and come up to their expectations, which they utterly failed because of inherent contradictions. The two parties badly divided the people on regional and religious lines and vitiated the overall social and secular atmosphere besides failure to deal with the security environment, finally left a state of political uncertainty.” Mir was quoted as saying by the press release.

He lauded the efforts of the Governor’s administration for bringing the administration on rails and initiatives for ULB and Pvt. Elections, after nullifying the ‘regressive’ amendment in the Panchayat Raj by the PDP-BJP Govt. and restoring direct elections to Sarpanch.

Mir said that Congress party would always remain steady on its principles of secularism, and equality for all and equitable development of all three regions of the State. He exhorted party workers to strengthen the booth units and gear up for all kinds of electoral battles in near future. PCC Chief also apprised  the party delegates and functionaries at grass root levels about failures of Modi Govt. on all fronts and asked them educate the masses about the Rafale Jet deal. He said the same Rafale Jet which was sought to purchase in 540 crores is being purchased in 1650 crores by Modi Govt. The masses need to made aware about this deal.

Mir asserted that Congress would emerge as the single largest party after the next assembly elections in the state and PDP & BJP would face the worst ever defeat for their misdeeds, betrayals & failures.

Addressing the gathering Vice President PCC & MLA Inderwal G.M. Saroori charged the PDP-BJP Govt. in the state for creating a ‘mess of the whole situation’ and ‘worst ever misrule’ in the history of the state. He said that this Govt. created controversies which left the state divided on religious and regional lines. He said that Congress would stage a comeback in the next elections, as  people of all sections and regions trust congress for its secular approach.

Mula Ram Vice President PCC appreciated the  people of Inderwal for reposing faith in Congress party time and again and asked them to spread in the neighboring areas also to strengthen Congress.

Raman Bhalla, Vice President PCC, said that 2014 elections were held in a totally polarized atmosphere and the BJP exploited the religious emotions of people but totally surrendered for the hunger of power. People saw real face of BJP when it came to power after total surrender of their agenda.

Congress mourns death of A B Vajpayee

Jammu, August 17, 2018:  A condolence meeting was held at Party HQ here today to mourn the death of Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

PCC Chief G.A. Mir presided over the meeting while senior functionaries of PCC were present. Floral tributes were paid to the great leader and two minutes silence was observed to pray for peace to the departed soul.

Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.

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