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Congress committed to protect special status of J&K: Mir

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Says Amit Shah has gone senile

Srinagar, Apr 27: Asserting that the politics based on deceit and falsehood has vitiated the atmosphere in Kashmir valley, besides isolating people and causing huge damages to overall development of the state, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir Saturday urged the people of south Kashmir to strengthen the “secular forces led by Congress party”.

Mir, who is the Congress candidate from Anantnag parliamentary constituency also said that the present elections was a direct fight between communal and secular forces – “the victory of secular forces amounts to safeguarding the Article 370, 35-A which are in great danger due to the betrayal by power-hungry PDP.”

Addressing public gathering at Nussu Bedragund in Devsar Assembly segment of Kulgam district today, Mir said the politics based on deceit and falsehood was the main reason for the troubles faced by the people.

He said the efforts were being made to abrogate J&K’s special status granted by the BJP and their “so-called Bakhts, and this all happened when PDP surrendered its core agenda for the sake of power.”

Mir also hit out at BJP chief Amit Shah over dreaming about abrogating Article 370, saying that Shah has gone senile after sensing defeat of the saffron party in the ongoing elections.

“Shah is desperate about the poll outcome, and is trying hard to exploit people over Article 370. No one can abrogate Article 370 because the special status granted to J&K under the constitution of India is permanent,” Mir said.

He said Congress party respects the urges and aspirations of the people and will do everything to ensure that people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh do not feel isolated in any way, Mir said.

He told the people that the coming two phases of present elections in south Kashmir would be litmus test for them. “It is the power of your vote which can keep communal forces at bay, and for that people should vote for the Congress party to send a strong voice to parliament from Jammu and Kashmir to represent them genuinely,” he said as he appealed people to ensure his victory from Anantnag parliamentary constituency.

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