Efforts to abrogate JK’s special status picked up after PDP surrendered its core agenda: G A Mir
Srinagar: Ahead of voting on Anantnag parliamentary seat in the remaining two phases, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President, G A Mir has asked the people of south Kashmir to “strengthen the secular forces led by Congress Party through ballot”.
Mir has said that “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”.
He said that the present elections were “a direct fight between communal and secular forces” adding the victory of secular forces “amounts to safeguarding the Art 370, 35A which was in great danger due to the betrayal by power-hungry PDP”.
Addressing public gathering at Nussu Bedragund in Devsar Assembly segment of Kulgam District Mir said the efforts to abrogate special status granted to the state by the BJP and their so called Bakhts had been emboldened after “PDP surrendered its core agenda for the sake of coming into power”.
Mir also hit out at BJP Chief Amit Shah over assertions about abrogating Art 370 saying that BJP Chief “has gone senile while sensing the defeat of Saffron Party in the present elections”.
Mir said that Shah was “desperate enough about the poll outcome, trying hard to exploit people over Art 370”.
“No one can abrogate Art 370 because the special status granted to J&K State under constitution of India was 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”.
The coming two phases of present elections in South Kashmir, Mir told people, “would a be litmus test for them, as it is the power of their vote which can keep communal forces at bay”.
“For that matter people should vote for the Congress Party to send a strong voice to Parliament from Jammu and Kashmir to represent them genuinely,” he appealed the people.
Senior Party Leader and ex MLA, Mohammad Amin Bhat said that people of Devsar and other areas in South Kashmir “have realized as to how PDP compromised on the mandate given to it during 2014 Election”.
Bhat said that people “have decided to send strong voice of Congress Party to Parliament to represent them and appealed them to ensure victory of Mir with a thumping majority”.
He also appealed the people of South Kashmir not to miss this opportunity “to ensure defeat of communal and fascist forces which are hell bent upon to divide people of J&K on religious and regional lines”.
Mohammad Anwar Bhat, PDP Block Vice President joined Congress Party on the occasion.
Those who addressed the gathering included Farooq Andrabi, Surinder Singh Channi, Vinod Koul, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Block Presidents, PCC DCC Members, Youth Leaders and others.