Govt formation: Congress blames PDP, BJP for political crisis in J&K

Govt formation: Congress blames PDP, BJP for political crisis in J&K

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Thursday asked Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership not to play more politics over the government formation with the BJP and instead clear its stand once for all.
“PDP leadership claims that ‘Agenda of Alliance’ reached with BJP last year is sacred. If it (Agenda of Alliance) was sacred, was it without Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) which PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and others speak now,” JKPCC vice president G N Monga said in a statement issued here.
Stating that situation on the ground was turning worrisome every day due to the stalemate and PDP’s indecision he said, “Mehbooba should either say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the government formation so that the uncertainty could end without further delay. People are suffering immensely due to the present stalemate and last year also PDP kept people waiting for more than two months.”
“If for the 10 months PDP leadership often used to claim this (PDP-BJP) alliance was the best in the history of the state what happened all of a sudden that they now need more CBMs?” the Congress leader asked.
“If PDP wants reassurances then people will ask them what they were doing since the past 10 months. What measures have they taken to mitigate the sufferings of the people of the state? Their (PDP’s) own statements contradict their stand,” he said.
Blaming both the PDP and the BJP for the present political crisis in the state, Monga said: People of J&K have been worst hit by absence of an elected government. There is no one to listen and address the issues concerning people.”

Mir discusses ‘political situation’ with Rahul
Jammu and Kashmir Congress Chief Gulam Ahmed Mir on Thursday met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and discussed about current political situation of the state amid the uncertainty over government formation by PDP and BJP.
Ghulam Ahmed Mir along with a team of senior leaders met Rahul Gandhi at New Delhi and discussed the latest political situation with him, J-K Congress spokesman said.
The delegation apprised Rahul about the latest political scenario in the state besides discussing organizational affairs and activities of the party, he said.
The leaders briefed Gandhi about ongoing membership drive of the party in the state and the process for the election of delegates in order to constitute party units at booth level and upwards as per schedule and guidelines of the AICC.
The Gandhi scion advised the JKPCC leadership to strengthen the party units at all levels with representation from women, energetic young leaders and down trodden sections of the society.
The party cadres should be geared up to meet the future challenges in the State, Gandhi told the delegation.
AICC General Secretary in charge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs Ambika Soni was also present in the meeting.

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