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Congress demands restoration of statehood, holding of early assembly elections in J&K

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Kulgam: Lashing out at Centre Govt for abandoning the democratic rights of people in J&K to make them unrepresented at every forum J&K Pradesh Congress Committee President, Vikar Rasool Wani, has demanded the holding of early assembly elections in J&K followed by restoration of full Statehood to J&K.

Wani also said that the Congress party shall continue to fight for constitutional guarantees, and protection of land, and jobs it will not compromise on the rights of people but rather fight vigorously to ensure justice for them (people), besides exposing the political exploitation on the part of BJP.

JKPCC President Vikar Rasool Wani who was addressing a public gathering at Damhal in Kulgam District along with JKPCC Working President Raman Bhalla slammed Centre Govt over adopting dilly-dallying tactics with regard to holding assembly elections in J&K and questioned the Centre as to how long J&K will be kept at the mercy of bureaucracy, how long people will be abandoned of their democratic rights. Such measures are fraught with serious consequences, Wani added, and said that people have decided to defeat the BJP by their vote as and when the elections are held in J&K with the result elections were being delayed on one pretext or the other.

Wani said that BJP has adopted misleading and deceitful politics aiming to rule J&K directly from the Centre so it was shying away from the elections, which is bound to further expose its anti-people and wrong policies towards J&K.

Speaking on the occasion, JKPCC Working President Raman Bhalla expressed gratitude to the people of Damhal (Kulgam) for their enthusiastic participation in the public meeting assuring them that the Congress party which is an instrument of service shall continue to serve them to the best of its ability.

Bhalla hit out at both Centre and State Govt for the rising unemployment, and lack of development and said that J&K was the victim of the deceitful policies of the BJP. “Making tall claims on development won’t hide failures of the Centre Govt on all counts.”

Bhalla said that efforts were being made to weaken the Congress party at various levels, but the party is fully capable of defeating such designs. “There have been conspiracies against Congress in the past, but the Party (Congress) has been able to overcome the challenges,” he said.

JKPCC Working President also reiterated that elections should be held in J&K as that is the only viable solution to end people’s grievances. 

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