Ensuing elections a fight between constructive and opportunist politics: Cong

Asserting that people in the country and the state were yearning for big a change, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmed  Mir on Saturday said the ensuing elections were a “fight between the constructive and the opportunist politics.”

Mir, who is also the party’s candidate for Anantnag parliamentary constituency said in this fight “the defeat of opportunism was highly inevitable.”

Mir, according to a statement, said the people of entire Kashmir especially the south Kashmir were well aware of the “toffee, milk gibe and dual standards of the PDP.”

He said the PDP “sacrificed” its agenda and conscience for power without caring for the urges and aspirations of the people who voted for it in 2014 elections.

Mir, who was leading a road show in Dooru assembly segment of Anantnag district, addressed a series of public meetings and sought public support “to end the political exploitation done by the PDP”. He said the “wounds inflicted by the PDP” on the people of south Kashmir and elsewhere can never be compensated. “The people lost their dear ones due to the failure and mis-governance of the PDP.” He said the people of south Kashmir “have faced the brunt of betrayal by PDP and will ensure its defeat.”

Mir urged the people to rise to the occasion and defeat the PDP. He appealed to the people not to trust “their (PDP leaders’) tears, and ensure victory of the Congress party with a thumping majority.” He said the Congress stood for the equality and the safety of people and overall development of the state. Mir also hit out at BJP accusing it of using Kashmir for electoral gains. “The saffron party will lose the elections miserably. The people in the country have realized as to what the BJP has done during its five year misrule and mis-governance.”