Srinagar, April 09: Maintaining that PDP-BJP unholy alliance was a big source of alienation among the people in the State, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir appealed the people to rise to the occasion to defeat these parties and to ostracize them as they have always exploited common masses for the sake of electoral gains and to grab power.
G.A. Mir also cautioned the people about the political gimmicks of PDP and other BJP sponsored Parties in the valley, saying that only Congress Party can unite and safeguard the interests of people in all the three regions of the State.
Mir was addressing Elections Rallies in Lolab, Tangdhar and Sumbal in Kupwara and Bandipora. He was accompanied by Senior Party Leaders Haji Ab. Rashid Dar, Gulam Nabi Monga, Usman Majeed, Mohd Muzaffar Parray, Haji Farooq Mir (INC Candidate), Imtiyaz Parray, Irshad Ahmad Wani and others attended by thousands of people.
While addressing largely attended election rallies in Kupwara and Bandipora districts, G.A. Mir hit out at BJP PDP for exploiting people for the sake of votes and reminded the people about the designs of both PDP & BJP, who compromised on their (people’s) mandate after coming into power, all the promises made by them have fallen flat, now they are again trying to mislead people by raking up sensitive issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir State.
Mir said the manifesto of BJP is based on the lies and deceit, people of India will not trust the BJP again, for the fact, this party was responsible for the damages caused to secular fabric and harmony.
Dividing people on caste and religion basis was the benchmark of BJP, but they stand exposed before the people, as a result, there is a great acrimony against them, he (Mir) felt confident that people will defeat the BJP in the upcoming parliamentary Elections miserably and will vote in favour of Congress Party and others secular forces in the country.
PCC President also hit out at PDP and other smaller political groups who are in the fray with the active support of BJP RSS and cautioned the people about their designs, he urged the people to defeat them in the upcoming elections in the State.
Referring to the PDP BJP rule in the State, G.A. Mir said PDP cannot escape the responsibility of damages caused to peace in Kashmir valley, it was under PDP rule in which hundreds of people were maimed and killed, even children were not spared for no fault of theirs, PDP has presided over darkest era of the State especially in valley.
He said it is the Congress Party alone which stands guarantee to safety, security and development of the people, for the fact, Congress Party is an instrument of service and will continue to strengthen the people in all the three regions, Mir added and reiterated Party’s commitment to address the issues concerning people besides ensuring equitable development of all the three regions.
G.A. Mir reiterated his appeal to voters of entire Jammu and Kashmir to vote for congress Party candidates and ensure their victory with a thumping majority, only Congress Party can keep the flock together in J&K, he said.
Senior party leaders Haji Abdul Rashid, Gulam Nabi Monga and Usman Majeed also address the election and appealed people to vote for Congress Candidate Haji Farooq Mir to ensure his victory with a thumping majority from Baramulla parliamentary Constituency.
Mehbooba hits out at PM over nuclear bombs remark
‘Pakistan has not kept their for Eid either’
Srinagar, April 22: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse, saying if India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali, Pakistan has not kept its for Eid.
During a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan.
“Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for ‘Diwali’? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya),” he asserted.
Mufti tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”
PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided.
In a statement issued to media, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing airfares, the NEET aspirants are made to face immense hardships for appearing in the exams.
Hanjura said that keeping in view the predicament being witnessed by the student community at large in Kashmir Valley; it is high time for the Ministry of Human Resource Development to allot more number of NEET exam centres in Kashmir Valley so that without any hindrance Kashmiri students could appear in the exams.
Two engineers of PDD suspended in B’pora for dereliction of duty
Bandipora, April 22: An Assistant Engineer (AE) and a Junior Engineer (JE) of Power Development Department (PDD) were on Monday suspended for dereliction of duty and putting general public to inconvenience in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said this afternoon.
They said the engineers were suspended after they failed to adhere to the orders of Deputy Commissioner’s office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience in Ahstengoo village of Bandipora.
They said the inhabitants of village Ashtangoo staged a protest and blocked Bandipora-Sopore Road today against PDD for not replacing the power transformer. However, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza directed both the engineers telephonically to reach on spot and sort-out the issue with the agitators who had blocked the road.
However, the engineers did not adhere to the orders of this office and put the public to avoidable inconvenience. Later it was also found that the concerned JE was absent from duties without any leave as confirmed from the Executive Engineer.