ANANTNAG: State Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Thursday said that any decision on the Tosmaidan issue will be taken in the interest of people.
“People should not get panicked. I have already taken up the issue with Tourism Minister. Now I am going to discuss the issue with Chief Minister as well. I am not aware about the notice served to the army by the state government about the expiry of the lease, but I can say that any decision at this stage will be taken in the interests of the people,” Soz told reporters on the sidelines of a rally here.
Soz claimed that Congress never talked of granting union territory status to Ladakh. “It was the BJP candidate who created the controversy for vote bank. Any such move will divide the state, which we will not allow,” he said. “We will oppose any such move tooth and nail.”
Earlier addressing the rally, Soz said that vote for the NC-Congress coalition candidates during the ongoing parliamentary elections “will be vote for Rahul Gandhi.”
“I appeal you to vote for Beigh sahib (Mehboob Beigh), the coalition candidate for the constituency. Vote for candidates fielded by the NC-Congress coalition will be vote for Rahul Ji,” Soz said.
He said that BJPs prime ministerial candidate, Narinder Modi is not capable and competent to head the country. “You have two choices—Rahul Ji and Modi. So you have to choose between secularism and communal ism,” Soz told the rally.