Congress stands for protection of Art 370, 35A: G A Mir
Says PDP’s 'sellout' responsible for losses in valley
Srinagar: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir Thursday stated that it was “highly inevitable to defeat PDP in the ensuing parliamentary elections for their acts of betrayal and attempts of playing with the emotions of people for the sake of power”.
Mir, while addressing a road show in Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, said that South Kashmir had suffered immensely on all fronts “due to the sellout by PDP” and asked people not to believe PDP again and “defeat its falsehood and treachery”.
Mir made a passionate appeal to the masses to give him “a chance to serve people of south Kashmir as it has experienced worst phase due to the complete sell out by PDP for the sake of power”.
Mir was accompanied by PCC Vice President, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Magrey, Surinder Singh Channni, Vinod Koul, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Ab. Rashid Lone and various other party leaders.
Mir told the people that it was “essential to defeat the politics of opportunism and exploitation on the part of PDP as this opportunist party is fully responsible for the loss of innocent lives, bloodshed and damages caused to peace and development in the state”.
“PDP cannot escape the responsibility of loss of innocent people in South Kashmir. There is anger among the people due to the betrayal by PDP leading to the loss of innocent lives,” he added.
Hitting out at the BJP, Mir said the party “will face the defeat because people of the country have decided to vote against the saffron party for deceiving them on development and employment front, besides failing them on all fronts after securing votes”.
“Your vote would elect a new Prime Minister of the country. I appeal you to come out and cast your vote in favour of the Congress Party in larger numbers for the fact that Congress stands guarantee to dignity and security of the people,” he said.
The Congress party, Mir said, stood for “protection to Art 370, 35A of the constitution of India”.
Pointing to the BJP’s poll promise in their manifesto to scrap the special status of J&K state, Mir asked people to “defeat the designs of BJP-RSS, jointly.
“It is our ultimate goal to ensure overall development of the state, employment to educated unemployed youth, besides safety and security to people,” Mir said adding the Congress Party “is capable enough to deal with forces inimical to atmosphere of unity, harmony and peace”.
He cautioned the people about the “political gimmicks on the part of PDP BJP, who can go to any extent to woo the voters again by playing emotional cards like they have done in past”.