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Congress will continue to press for Assembly polls in J&K after winter: Azad

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Bhaderwah/Jammu: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said his party would continue to press for the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after the winter months to provide a popular government to the people of the Union Territory.

He alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is happy with its “proxy rule” in Jammu and Kashmir and said a government, “which has no mind, eyes, ears and a heart, should be made to sit at home”.

“Winter is very harsh here and therefore, the polls are not possible at this time. However, we are putting pressure on the government of India to hold the polls after winter and we will continue to do so to ensure an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir for the benefit of the people,” Azad said addressing a public rally in the Bhaderwah area of Doda district.

The Congress leader said he is not interested in who becomes the chief minister and which party comes to power.

“It is the choice of the voters whom they want to give a chance, but my request is that do not vote on the basis of religion,” he said.

Without naming the BJP, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said this government has no experience to rule but has a fondness for ruling.

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