JAMMU, Aug 17:- President JKPCC, G.A. Mir has said that winds of change are blowing in Kashmir and Jammu region and Congress is emerging as a first choice in three regions of the State in view of the consistency in its policy and secular credentials.
Addressing a largely attended meeting of the prominent leaders and delegates of the party from Inderwal and Kishtwar Assembly segments here today, PCC chief said that people in Jammu & Kashmir feel cheated from their respective parties whom they voted to majority in 2014.
He said the two parties PDP and BJP had no mandate to join hands but they did so, against the wishes of the people. Still people expected them to deliver and come up to their expectations, to which they utterly failed because of inherent contradictions.
The two parties badly divided the people on regional and religious lines and vitiated the overall social and secular atmosphere besides failed to deal with the security environment and finally left a State in political uncertainty. He lauded the efforts of the Governor’s administration for bringing the administration on rails and for taking initiatives for ULB and Panchayat elections, after nullifying the regressive amendment in the Panchayat Raj by the PDP-BJP Government and restoring direct elections to Sarpanch.
Mir said that Congress party would always remain steady on its principles of secularism, and equality for all & equitable development of all three regions of the State. He exhorted party workers to strengthen the booth units and gear up for all kinds of electoral battles in near future.
Addressing the gathering vice president, PCC & MLA Inderwal, G.M. Saroori charged the PDP-BJP Government in the State for creating a mess of the whole situation and worst ever misrule in the history of the State.
Mula Ram another vice president PCC appreciated the people of Inderwal for reposing faith in Congress party time and again and asked them to spread in the neighbouring areas also to strengthen Congress.
Raman Bhalla another vice president, PCC said that 2014 elections were held in a totally polarized atmosphere and the BJP not only exploited the religious emotions of people but also surrendered before the hunger of power. People saw real face of BJP when it came to power after total surrender of their agenda.
Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, general secretary Th. Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leaders Haider Sheikh, DCC presidents, Kishtwar, Mohinder Parihar, Th. Hari Singh Chib, Th. Rangil Singh, Ch. Farooq, Suman Bhandari, Gulam Qadir Sheikh, Asgar, Sewa Ram, Noor Hussain, Chaman Lal, Sultan and others spoke on the occasion.