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‘Keeping Assembly in suspended animation not viable’

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Congress reacts to Madhav’s assertions on Govt formation, Governor's rule

Srinagar July 8:  Reacting to the assertions of BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav, in which he had stated that BJP was not interested to form the Govt in the State and that BJP was ‘ok’ with Governor Rule, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) today questioned Madhav over his remarks and the logic behind keeping Assembly in suspended animation.

A press release issued here quoted the JKPCC Spokesperson emphasizing the Governor to keep a check on the efforts of horse-trading by ‘Power hungry people’ in view of the speculations that Govt formation would soon take place and urged the governor to dissolve the House to put an end to speculations and horse trading.

He further said that when BJP National General Secretary had declared that his Party was not interested to form the Govt how could he (Madhav) on the one hand feel comfortable with governor rule in the State.

The Spokesperson said that BJP was playing dangerous card while eyeing on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and urged upon ‘like-minded Political Parties’ to join Congress Party in its endeavour to ‘save democracy’, besides thwarting the designs of BJP.

“There are reports of hobnobbing by some PDP Legislators with a particular party with regard to Govt formation and Congress Party apprehends that if the Assembly is not dissolved, there will be horse trading, which will certainly be detrimental to democratic set up,” the press release quoted the spokesman as saying.

The Spokesperson urged upon the Governor to take note of Madhav’s Statement and dissolve the Assembly adding that Congress Party believed that keeping Assembly in suspended animation will certainly pave way for horse-trading, which has to be stopped in the ‘larger interests’ of democracy.

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