Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief and its candidate for Anantnag parliamentary constituency G A Mir today said the current parliamentary election is a litmus test for the people of south Kashmir.
In a statement here Mir said, “The ongoing Lok Sabha polls are fight against BJP and RSS, who have vitiated the atmosphere in the country and state for electoral gains.”
“The people of south Kashmir especially Pulwama and Shopian have witnessed bloodshed and injuries to thousands of youth due to the wrong policies adopted by coalition government led by People’s Democratic Party (PDP). After getting a good mandate during 2014 Assembly elections, the PDP cannot escape the responsibility of bloodshed, pellets and bullet injuries in South Kashmir, besides the damages caused to peace,” Mir said.
He said, “People of Pulwama and Shopian should not forget as to how PDP-BJP coalition government tortured them under the garb of law and order problem and how National Conference exploited them, from time to time, for electoral gains.”
He urged the people of twin districts to rise to the occasion to respond to their opportunist politics by ballot. “People have faced the brunt of misrule of previous PDP-BJP government in the state which used brute force against the youth and children and did not even spare the elderly persons. Huge damages were caused to life and property of people in twin districts. The present elections was the best opportunity to defeat divisive politics, besides giving a lesson to both PDP over exploiting and cheating people of south Kashmir for the sake of coming into power,” Mir said.
Mir also hit out at National Conference (NC) for what he called “misleading” people on certain issues. He urged people of Pulwama Shopian not to come under falsehood unleashed by this Party (NC) for votes.
Mir said, “It is the ultimate goal of the Congress party to restore confidence among the people, besides ensuring their safety and security.” G A Mir appealed to the people of Shopian and Pulwama to ensure victory of Congress party from south Kashmir with a thumping majority.