Srinagar, Dec 12: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Wednesday claimed that it would emerge as the single largest party in the upcoming Assembly polls.
Addressing media persons at the party headquarters on the sidelines of a function organised to felicitate the newly-elected councilors, President JKPCC G A Mir, said they were sure about their party doing “good in the Urban Local Body (ULB) and Panchayat elections”.
“We emerged as a big unit. In Kashmir, we got a good number of seats. The decision to contest the elections yielded results. In Jammu, we didn’t score much seats,” said Mir, who was flanked by senior Congress leader Usman Majeed.
Referring to the results of Assembly elections of five states including Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh (MP), he said that “divisive and hate politics” have been rejected by the people.
“Hate and bifurcation has been rejected. People have given a befitting reply. In 2019 also, people will vote for congress,” he said.
Mir said congress believed in taking everyone along.
“For the time being, we are working in all the regions on our own. At an appropriate time, we will decide whether to contest the elections independently or in alliance. Politically, people are mature now,” he said.
He out-rightly gave the credit for the win in the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh to Rahul Gandhi.
“So many issues surfaced in the last four and a half months, may it be mob lynching or injustice with women and youth,” he said.
To the reports that governor administration was considering to grant divisional status to Ladakh, he said it should be left to the elected government.
“Ladakhis have been demanding it for a long time. The demand is genuine, as the region remains cut off for six months,” he said.