JAMMU, Aug 24: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Friday asked the party cadre to gear up for larger participation of people in the ensuing Local Body elections.
Chairing a meeting of party cadre in Gandhi Nagar constituency, Mir discussed the organisational preparations for the forthcoming local body elections in the State. He asked the party leaders to activate their cadres in their areas to gear up for the elections to ensure the greater participation of the people.
Mir exhorted the party cadres to expose the failures and misdeeds of PDP-BJP besides preparing for the Panchayat polls. “Our cadre should reach out to the people and expose failures and misdeeds of the ousted coalition Government in order to educate them about the falsehood and double standards of the PDP-BJP dispensation on governance and security situation,” he stressed.
Speaking on the occasion, former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla accused the PDP-BJP coalition of failing to deliver the promises it made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir during and before the Assembly elections. “Congress had launched pro-people and development- oriented schemes in the country and the BJP-led NDA Government is only re-branding those schemes or changing nomenclature to take credit,” said Bhalla.
Claiming that Congress had done commendable works during UPA-I and UPA-II but the falsehood and exploitation spread by BJP overshadowed those achievements, he expressed confidence that people have now started understanding the difference, as all promises of Modi Government have turned out to be false.
The participants gave their views on different aspects and issues for strengthening the party and to emerge stronger in the future elections. The meeting felt that Congress has the bright chances to emerge as a largest alternative in the State in view of total disenchantment of the people with other parties especially BJP in Jammu region and PDP in the valley.
Earlier, Mir accompanied by former Minister Raman Bhalla and other prominent leaders attended a Bhandra at Balmiki Colony in Gandhi Nagar, organized by DCC General Secretary Puneet Arora .
Those present on the occasion, include Yudhvir Singh, Jatinder Singh Chib, Tilak Raj Gupta, Kulbushan Sharma, Parshotam Mehra, Camres David Babloo and others.