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Congress can’t make up mind on polls, one meeting leads to another

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September 12, 2018

Srinagar: The J&K State Congress Committee on Tuesday held a meeting in Srinagar chaired by its president GA Mir. The meeting deliberated on several issues including the upcoming panchayat and local body polls. Sources present in the meeting said that the members raised their concerns about the security situation in the state. “Since the NC and the PDP have boycotted the elections, our members had certain apprehensions for which we had called a meeting,” they said. The meeting was attended by senior Congress leaders, including former ministers, Vaqar Rasool Wani, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Peerzada Mohammad Syed, Tariq Hamid Karra, Taj Mohi U din, Farooq Andrabi, Surinder Singh Channi, Khemlata Wakhloo, Abdul Gani Khan, Nissar Mundo, Abdul Rashid Dar, and Ghulam Nabi Monga. A delegation of the Congress later also met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan. The delegation members discussed with the Governor their concerns relating to the upcoming panchayat and urban local bodies polls. GN Monga refused to comment about what transpired in the meeting. He did say that issues concerning the local polls were discussed in the meeting. He said that the party will again hold a meeting later on Tuesday. “There hasn’t been any outcome from the meeting yet. After meeting the Governor we are again meeting to discuss the issues concerning the party,” he said.