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Will emerge as single largest party in assembly polls: JKPCC

Mir says ‘Congress has ability to establish religious plurality in the country’


Srinagar, Dec 12 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Wednesday said that the Congress party has the ability to establish religious plurality in the country, saying that the party will emerge as single largest party in the next assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per Kashmir News Service (KNS) correspondent, addressing a presser, the state congress chief, G A Mir said that as the party has bagged maximum number of halqas across the state in the recently concluded Panchayat polls, the party believe that it will emerge as single largest party in the next elections in the State.
Mir told reporters that the party has emerged victorious in three States including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan as the people chose love over hate and the divisive politics by the Bharatiya Janata Party led government deserved such response from the people.
“People have been sufferings a lot due to lynching and other hatred things but INC president Rahul Gandhi stood behind the people and highlighted such grave issues from last over four years. Though some parties cracked jokes on him but he still continued and became the voice of people,” Mir said.
According to KNS correspondent, he added that the Congress party’s win in three states will have impact on Jammu and Kashmir as the common man of the State was keenly watching the development since the morning to see the defeat of BJP. “People of Jammu and Kashmir also want defeat of BJP and we believe that Congress will emerge as single largest party in the upcoming elections as it is the only party, which is committed to establish religious plurality in the country and doesn’t believe in divisive politics,” he said.
Asked about going for polls together with any other party in Jammu and Kashmir, Mir said that purely Congress is presently warming itself to fight elections alone.
Asked about former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statement wherein she had stated that Congress, NC and other parties are united over the divisional status for Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley if divisional status will be given to Ladakh, Mir said the issue to give divisional status to Ladakh was raked up when the timing was not correct.
“I believe the demand of Ladakh people is genuine but the timing was not correct. There should be a debate over it in the assembly first following which any decision in this regard should be taken. However, there was no coordination between the parties in this regard,” he added. (KNS)