Congress accuses PDP of sell-out, betraying people

Leading a road show in Devsar area in district Kulgam on Thursday, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir said the defeat of PDP in the ensuing parliamentary elections was “inevitable.”

He accused the PDP of betraying the people and playing with their emotions for the sake of power.

Mir, who is the party candidate for Anantnag LS constituency said that south Kashmir has suffered immensely on all fronts “due to the sell out by the PDP”.

He urged the people not to believe the PDP again and “defeat its falsehood and treachery”.

The PCC organised a mega road show in Devsar area of Kulgam district which passed through several areas.

Mir who led the road show, made a passionate appeal to masses to give him a chance to serve south Kashmir.

Mir was accompanied by PCC Vice President Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Magrey, Surinder Singh Channni, Vinod Koul, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Rashid Lone and various other party leaders.

Addressing people at various places during road show, Mir told the people that it is essential to defeat the “politics of opportunism and exploitation” on the part of PDP, as this “opportunist party is fully responsible for the loss of innocent lives, bloodshed, damage caused to peace and development in the state.”

The PDP, he said, cannot escape the responsibility of loss of innocent people in South Kashmir. “There was anger among the people due to the betrayal by the PDP leading to the loss of innocent people,” Mir said.

“People of south Kashmir gave majority of seats to the PDP during 2014 elections with the firm belief that this party would ensure protection to special status of the state, besides ensuring dignity, security and development of people as was promised by them. But the mandate given has not gone well with this opportunist party; their tall claims and slogans proved hoax, which were based on falsehood and political exploitation,” Mir in a statement said.

He told the people that the BJP “will face the defeat miserably because people of the country have decided to vote against the saffron party for deceiving them on development and employment front, besides failing them on all fronts after securing votes.”

“Your vote would elect a new Prime Minister of the country. I appeal you to come out and cast your vote in favour of the Congress party in larger numbers, for the fact that the Congress stands guarantee to dignity and security of the people, besides protection to Article 370 and Article 35A of the constitution of India.