Asserting that the Congress was very a lot a part of their grouping, Folks’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday stated they’d battle the DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir “collectively”, however there was no official phrase on it from the nationwide social gathering.
His remarks got here a day after the Congress introduced its choice to place up candidates for the upcoming District Growth Council (DDC) elections.
Abdullah stated that J-Okay Congress president G A Mir got here to satisfy him as we speak and stated “we’re preventing the elections collectively”.
Abdullah, who was chatting with reporters at Raghunath Bazar within the coronary heart of the town, was requested whether or not the Congress which was a signatory of the Gupkar declaration has separated from the alliance because it has not attended any of its conferences thus far.
“The place have they separated? There ought to be no false impression. The Congress is a part of the alliance and we’re preventing the (DDC) elections collectively,” the Nationwide Convention chief replied.
When his consideration was drawn to Mir’s assertion on Saturday that his social gathering is preventing the DDC elections and placing up candidates, the previous chief minister quipped, “While you heard this…yesterday was completely different and as we speak Mir sahib got here to satisfy me and stated we’re preventing the elections collectively.”
Chief spokesperson of Congress Ravinder Sharma, when contacted, stated Mir made a courtesy name to Abdullah and “there isn’t any official assertion on the assembly”.
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The PAGD — an alliance of seven mainstream events of Jammu and Kashmir in search of the restoration of the erstwhile state’s particular standing — introduced on Saturday that it could contest the DDC polls unitedly.
In response to a different query about a number of exit polls predicting an enormous win for RJD led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar meeting elections, Abdullah stated, “There’s a distinction between actual polls and exit polls.”
“When the actual polls recover from, we’ll discuss,” he stated.
Abdullah stated he’s praying for extra pilgrims to go to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine atop the Trikuta hills and that it’s helpful for the economic system of Jammu and Kashmir. “We would like extra pilgrims to come back to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine and it’s potential that our issues, in addition to the issues of the pilgrims, will get resolved,” he stated.