The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president GA Mir today said the upcoming elections in Srinagar Municipal Corporation is a good opportunity for right thinking elected members of the summer capital to "defeat the divisive politics of BJP and RSS."
"This election is apparently a direct fight between Congress and BJP-RSS sponsored candidates. Congress led amalgam is all set to take control of SMC on 6th November," Mir said in a statement.
"The saffron party is desperate enough to grab power, besides making inroads in Srinagar city with the support of their alliance partner, but the secular amalgam led by Congress will ensure their defeat in the election scheduled on November 6," he said.
"BJP-RSS has always been desperate enough to erode the authority of democratic institutions in the State to serve their vested interests, besides exhibiting their existence. But the matter of fact is that saffron party while having no base in Srinagar city fielded sponsored candidates in corporations Elections, which will not work, rather this process has further exposed the divisive politics of BJP," Mir said.
"BJP is responsible for erosion of democratic institutions in the country. I caution the elected corporators about the politics of exploitation on their part. I urge corporators to ensure defeat of BJP sponsored candidates," he said.
"I reiterate my appeal to all secular and right thinking people to rise to the occasion to defeat BJP RSS and their alliance partner to ensure that the democratic institutions in the State are not eroded by the saffron party. Congress party will continue to fight against the divisive politics of BJP-RSS," Mir added.