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Congress will come back to power in JK, claims Mir

Jammu, Aug 12: JK Pradesh Congress Chief, GA Mir Sunday said that Congress would stage comeback in the State in forthcoming elections including the ULB and Panchayat elections.

“The people are ready to teach a lesson to the parties which betrayed them after seeking votes in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state,” he said while interacting with the party’s leaders here.

Mir said that Congress workers “need to expose the falsehood” of BJP in Jammu region which sought mandate on “false promises and unachievable slogans besides divisive agenda”.

“It sold out its agenda and put it under carpet to enjoy power, thus betraying the mandate of people. The people have identified the real face of BJP in Jammu region and would give them a befitting reply in any future elections in the state,” he said.

He said that Congress “always” safeguarded the special status of the state within the framework of the constitution of India, as there existed special circumstances at the time of its accession and thereafter.

“Those propagating secessionism and separatism have to be isolated, any dilution to the special status would lead to serious complication of the problem and further vitiating the atmosphere in the state,” he said.

He said that BJP remained silent in power after committing status quo on special status of state in the AOA with PDP for power and now raking up these issues  for vote bank politics in view of general elections.