Tag Archives: congress

Trying to find remote control of Jammu Kashmir govt: Congress

ghulam ahmad mir-congress

Congress today questioned the “existence” of government in Jammu and Kashmir and compared the situation in the state to that of 1990s, when militancy was at its peak. “The situation is very bad. There are many problems right now. Whether you see from the court’s reference (beef ban case)… What is that? It is polarisation. Whether you see the expectations of the people who thought they will benefit, (but) they have got nothing. “This seems to be like a no-man’s land. We do not understand who runs the government and from where it is run? Where is its remote control? We are trying our best to find the remote control of this government, but we have not found that yet,” …

Read More »

Digvijay Singh targets Geelani, asks Mufti Govt to protect Constitution

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday said it is the responsibility of the Jammu and Kashmir Government to protect the Constitution and take concrete steps against the people who do not believe in it. “It is the government’s responsibility to take concrete steps against people who do not have faith in the Constitution. In Kashmir, whichever government has been elected, it is their responsibility to protect the Constitution,” said Singh while commenting on separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s recent remark on the waiving of Pakistani flags in the state. “Strict action should be taken against people like Geelani who do not have faith in it,” he added. Geelani had yesterday said that Pakistani flags will continue to be hoisted …

Read More »

Congress accused BJP of compromising national interests for the sake of sharing power in J&K


In the wake of two militant attacks in Jammu in less than 24 hours, the Congress on Saturday accused BJP of “compromising national interests for the sake of sharing power” in the politically “supersensitive” state of Jammu and Kashmir. “The party (BJP) has compromised on the national interests for the sake of sharing power in the politically supersensitive state of Jammu and Kashmir” President of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Ghulam Ahmed Mir said in Jammu. He said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi admitted in the floor of the parliament that BJP has ideological differences with its coalition partner in Jammu and Kashmir, continuation of an alliance with ideological differences was a matter of concern for the whole …

Read More »

After loosing Chair Omar Abdullah takes a U-Turn to sit in Congress lap


After losing power in the 2014 Assembly polls former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has once again decided to support candidature of Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha polls. On Tuesday when Omar made public decision of his party to support joint candidature of Ghulam Nabi Azad in order to snatch one seat from BJP-PDP combine Omar also put a lid on endless round of speculations over the issue of government formation in the state in the wake of fractured mandate. The two other mainstream political parties PDP and BJP have also fielded two candidates each in the fray and now with the arrival of Azad in the fray a fierce contest on two seats is likely to take place …

Read More »

BJP running away from demands of “Hindu CM” in J&K: Congress

Sham Lal Sharma-Congress-Hindu CM-BJP

Congress on Monday hit out at the BJP on the issue of selecting a chief ministerial candidate irrespective of religion or region, saying the party is now running away from its “old rhetoric” demand of a Hindu head of State or one who hails from the Jammu region. “BJP and its leadership is now running away from their dacade-old rhetoric of having a chief minister from Jammu and particularly belonging to the Hindu community,” senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir Minister Sham Lal Sharma said during an election rally in this border constituency of Jammu district. Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Arun Jaitley had yesterday said religion would not play any role while selecting the party’s chief ministerial …

Read More »

BJP spreading false, hollow slogans in J&K: Congress


Former Union Minister Sachin Pilot today criticised BJP for spreading false and hollow slogans to woo voters during Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls. “BJP for misleading the nation on various fronts as it has failed to fulfill any of its promises so far except spreading falsehood and hollow slogans,” Mr Pilot said while addressing a gathering at Sunderbani in support of Congress candidate Ravinder Sharma (MLC). “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the best art of spreading falsehood by hollow slogans but his Government is best to serve the interests of big Corporate Houses Only,” he said and added the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government had launched various policies and welfare programmes for the uplift of poor and down trodden sections …

Read More »

Stop ‘polarising’ Jammu and Kashmir: Gulam Nabi Azad to BJP, PDP, NC

ghulam nabi azad-modi-actor-pakistan ceasefire violations

Hitting out at rivals NC, PDP and BJP for polarisation of politics in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad today asked they put an end to it as people want progress, development and the youth dream of bright careers. “J&K has seen enough of polarisation politics being carried out by BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), PDP (People’s Democratic Party) and NC (National Conference). Let’s now call off this business of polarisation, as people of the State want to progress; youth want to have bright careers”, he said at a public rally here. Azad, who was campaigning for Congress Minister and two- term MLA Gulam Ahmed Mir from here said: “We have to make our state a modern, progressive and …

Read More »

JK Polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises regional councils for Jammu and Kashmir region

jammu kashmir congress manifesto

High points of the manifesto If voted to power Congress party will constitute two fully empowered regional councils,one for Jammu and the other for Kashmir. Congress also proposes separate Development councils operating under the umbrella of regional councils one for Chenab valley and another for Peer Panchal Valley will be set up. The party will also constitute development committee for hilly areas of Kashmir region. The congress party remains committed to introducing a bill in the new legislative  assembly seeking constitution of delimitation commission for delimiting the assembly constituencies as per the law. After the elections the first priority will be to strengthen and fully establish all the remaining tiers of Panchayati Raj system including their financial stabiity by way …

Read More »

Azad busy patting his own back, refuses to acknowledge good work done by Congress ministers in Omar Govt

Ghulam Nabi Azad

When star campaigner of the Congress party Ghulam Nabi Azad stand in front of local residents to address election rallies in erstwhile Doda district  he is repeatedly parroting a statement claiming the Congress-led Coalition Government of 2006-08 successfully broke the myth that development is a utopian dream. Azad also adds it was practically demonstrated by the Congress party how to deliver the fruits of development equitably and judiciously to all the regions of the State. Patting his own back Azad proudly present report card of his govt and appeal to voters to elect congress candidates if they wish to see all around development of the neglected region of the state. While doing so Azad is refusing to acknowledge the good …

Read More »

Former Mayor Kavinder Given mandate from Gandhi Nagar seat to give tough competition to Raman Bhalla

Kavinder Gupta-Raman Bhall-Jammu-Gandhi Nagar-BJP-Congress

By giving mandate to former Mayor Kavinder Gupta for the Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat BJP has thrown an open challenge to the Congress party candidate Raman Bhalla who if voted to power would be completing hat trick. In 2008 Bhalla had won the seat by a narrow margin of 2263 votes and in 2002 his victory margin was over 10,000. This time the Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat is expected to throw a surprise in terms of percentage turnout of voters. According the victory or defeat margin of  the candidates would be altered. Preliminary reports suggest Congress candidate Raman Bhalla may have to face the anti incumbency and lack of voter support on mass scale while former Mayor Kavinder Gupta would …

Read More »