The Congress party on Thursday said India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was responsible for the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, as it decided to start campaigning for upcoming parliamentary and state elections from mid December.
The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee held a marathon meeting of its leaders here, chaired by G A Mir, the party’s state unit chief.
“We have decided to start election process and campaign from second week of December,” party senior vice president, G N Monga told .The leaders reviewed the organisational affairs and activities in Kashmir division, asking its cadres to prepare for facing challenges ahead.
Monga said a strategy was devised for election 2019.
“We will start scrutinising the candidates for these elections,” he said, adding “divisive policies” of BJP-RSS combine will be countered.The party leaders also expressed their concerns over what they termed New Delhi’s lack of policy on the situation in J&K.
The party’s central leaders in charge of party affairs in the state, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Khan and Sudhir Sharma also attended the meeting.Addressing the meeting G.A. Mir while blamed Central government for chaos and confusion in the State, saying that the BJP is fully responsible for the prevailing situation in the State.
Mir described the Congress party as the only unifying force in the country and the state with capability of defeating communal and fascist forces.
Those who addressed the meeting included MLC Vice President Gulam Nabi Monga, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Mohd Anwar Bhat, Usman Majeed, Mohd Amin Bhat, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Farooq Andrabi, Hilal Ahmad Shah, Surinder Singh Channi, Gulam Nabi Mir Lasjan and othet district level leaders.