Congress wants Mayor from ‘secular group’

Stating that the Valley people have “rejected” BJP-RSS ideology, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday appealed the secular minded people to come together and stake claim for Srinagar Mayor post so that “communal forces” are kept at bay.
Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK

Stating that the Valley people have "rejected" BJP-RSS ideology, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday appealed the secular minded people to come together and stake claim for Srinagar Mayor post so that "communal forces" are kept at bay.

"Today the people of Kashmir rejected communal forces by voting for Congress and independents," JKPCC president, G A Mir told reporters here. He said, "Congress succeeded to some extent."

Mir said the Congress contested Urban Local Body elections despite fragile security situation in Kashmir to "keep the communal forces away." 

He said the Congress will form Committees in various towns while "taking the support of independents".

JKPCC president said, "I humbly appeal the secular minded people that we must come together in Srinagar," he said. 

He said in 2005, Congress had won at five places in Srinagar. "This time people of Srinagar have expressed their confidence in us and we want Mayor from secular group," he said. 

"Even we are ready support anybody who will keep communal forces away."

He thanked the people for voting against the BJP and its allied forces.

"It is evident from the outcome of ULB elections that the people of North, South and Central Kashmir, besides Leh, Kargil, Chenab and Pir Panchal have once again rejected the BJP-RSS ideology," he said. 

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