JAMMU, Jan 4: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief, GA Mir has asked party cadres to gear up for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State and defeat the nefarious designs of communal and divisive forces.
Addressing a meeting of senior leaders and prominent functionaries of district Poonch at party office, Shahidi Chowk Jammu today along with AICC secretary, Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan, Mir asked the party cadre to gear up for the upcoming Parliamentary and Assembly elections in the State. He said that specific election related work would be assigned to party functionaries at all levels and they should do it wholeheartedly, in order to defeat the BJP, both at the Centre and in the State.
Mir said that Congress is committed to the harmonious and equitable development of all regions of the State and ensuring social and secular harmony in the state and it always stood for these principles in politics and never compromised these core values for the sake of power.
He said that the BJP and PDP entered into an opportunist alliance and compromised their core issues for the sake of power. It was the most opportunist and unnatural alliance in the history, which proved to be disaster for the State. The prevailing atmosphere of uncertainty and chaos in the State and the deteriorated security situation is the result of their opportunist politics for power and failure of BJP-PDP alliance which has left the people of the State in great sufferings.
AICC secretary Shakeel Ahmed Khan said that policies of hate and divisive is dangerous for nation and great threat to secular fabric of the country and has to be rejected and defeated. He cautioned the party cadres about threats of communal and divisive policies of BJP and said that it is great threat to unity and integrity of the country and state and Congress has to safe guard the overall interests of the nation. He said people are misled by BJP by their falsehood and fake propaganda but now Congress has challenged the false propaganda of BJP.
PCC leaders Shah Nawaz Choudhary, Ch Mohd Akram, Abdul Ghani, Ch Zaffarulla, Parveen Sarwar Khan, Raqeeq Khan and Tahir Ali Mirza also spoke in the meeting.