EC should announce dates for Assembly polls in J&K: Madan Lal

Ex-MP Madan Lal Sharma addressing Cong workers' meeting at Maira Mandrian in Akhnoor on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent
AKHNOOR, May 19: Former Member Parliament and senior Congress leader Madan Lal Sharma today said that Election Commission of India should announce dates for the early conduct of Assembly elections in the J&K state.
Addressing a public meeting of Block Congress workers at Maira Mandrian in Akhnoor today, Madan Lal said that today the last phase of polling of Lok Sabha elections is over, Now the Election Commission of India should soon announce the dates for the State Assembly elections here so that a democratically elected Government by the people takes charge at the earliest.
Sharma said the problems of the people of Akhnoor are not being addressed properly by the administration. He also lambasted the Governor’s Administration and said that the Governor is acting like a dummy of BJP and the prestigious post of Governor has been compromised. He alleged that the recent statement of the Governor was very shameful and he must apologise for his comments on former PM and Bharat Ratna, Rajiv Gandhi.
Ex-MP said that the BJP-PDP Government in J&K had derailed the growth and development started by the Congress led Government in all the three regions of the State. He said that only Congress Government can bring back development and peace in the State and the people of J&K have understood this. The BJP leaders from Akhnoor failed miserably to represent the people of Akhnoor and all the development works started by the Congress government in Akhnoor were stopped by the BJP Government.
He said that soon Congress will form the Government in State and all the stopped works of development will be restarted in Akhnoor. He said that congress Government will ensure special recruitment drives in Akhnoor and projects of Industry, tourism and other development works will be initiated soon after the Government formation.
Many Sarpanchs, Panchs and senior people of the area were present on the occasion.
Other leaders who spoke in the meeting were Kuldeep Verma (Former VC OBC Board), Secretary Rajinder Singh, Capt Barita Ram, Sarpanch Sham Lal, Babu Singh Panch, Karnail Singh, Jaswant singh, Pt Laxman Dass, Kalidass and others.