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NC-Congress not fighting LS polls friendly, but separately: Mir

Srinagar, Mar 27: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief, G A Mir Wednesday said that National Conference and Congress are contesting the elections separately as there is no friendly contest between the two parties.

While addressing a press Conference today at party headquarters here is Srinagar, Mir told reporters that the parties are fighting elections on their own as one of the party has announced its candidates while the other (Congress) has also announced its candidates for some seats and will announce others in two days.


He added there is no friendly contest between the two parties here, adding that on some Lok Sabha seats, there will be no contest between the parties.

Mir said that the promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with the people at the time of 2014 parliamentary elections have not been fulfilled.

“People are the best judges. They have realized the motive behind the promises. The commitments have not been fulfilled, be it creation of 2.5 crore jobs in a year, giving respite to the farmers, loan waiver for them,” he said.

Mir, who was flanked by senior leaders of the party including Usman Majid and Abdul Rashid Dar, said that history is witness to the fact that his party has fulfilled the commitments, whenever voted to power.

Referring to the commitments made by the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, he said that if his party was voted to power, it would fulfill all the promises without any delay.
“In Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh (MP), during campaigning, we had told the farmers that their loans would be waived off. After taking over, we waived off their loans. We don’t make hollow promises. We abide by our promises,” he added.