PC demands assembly polls

File Photo of Peoples Conference vice president Abdul Gani Vakil
File Photo of Peoples Conference vice president Abdul Gani Vakil

Srinagar, Sep 18: Senior Vice President, J&K People's Conference and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil today demanded early assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a press note, he was addressing party workers' convention at Baramulla.

“The government is very active on Twitter and other social media sites, but at the ground it has lost both moral and constitutional rights to continue. How long will a state or union territory be handed over to a chosen bureaucratic set up. ,Will this type of autocracy be allowed in other states like Gujarat, UP or elsewhere,” Vakil said.

While hitting at the BJP for demolishing the spirit of federalism, Vakil said that the government has thrown J&K into a mess in every sphere. “Unemployment has reached 32 percent which is the highest in the country. The recruitment process lacks both credibility and transparency and all the recruitment examinations have come under scanners leaving the aspiring applicants hopeless,” he said.

Vakil expressed deep anguish and serious concern over the recent loss of valuable lives who were martyred in a terrorist attack is a matter of great concern and should not be taken non seriously. “The government of India should make it clear to the country, especially the people of J&K, what the way forward is and how they are dealing with this situation. Do they believe in war or dialogue? As far as the People's Conference is concerned, we firmly believe that the constructive engagement for a lasting peace in the region is important and the only solution is a meaningful and result oriented dialogue process,” he said..

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