People want elected government in J&K: Azad
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People want elected government in J&K: Azad

Seeks 3 seats for Pir-Panchal, Chenab valley

Bhaderwah: Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday maintained that the people were aspiring for an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir to get their grievances redressed.

While addressing a well attended public rally at Community Hall Kotli Bhaderwah, Azad said that the people were fed up with the ruling dispensation in place after truncation of Jammu and Kashmir state into UT and the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A.

On the issue of Delimitation Commission's first draft proposing six seats in Jammu division and one in Kashmir division, Azad said, “For the past three days, I’ve been in Chenab valley so I don't know full details about it (draft) but as per my opinion, Pir-Panchal and Chenab valley should be given three seats considering their vast area.”

Earlier Azad reached Bhaderwah this afternoon after addressing public rallies at Doda and Gandoh. He was joined by the former ministers Ghulam Mohammed Saroori, Jugal Kishor Sharma, Abdul Majeed Wani among others.

Former Chief Minister said after the decision of August 5, 2019, the suffering of people increased manifold in Jammu and Kashmir. Without naming the BJP, he said, “The people across the country are suffering due to joblessness, inflation and poverty.”

He exhorted people to reject those doing politics on the basis of religion and said Jammu and Kashmir and the entire country needed to get united to face bigger challenges like Corona, unemployment, corruption and inflation.

While demanding that elections should be held immediately after winters, Azad said that Jammu and Kashmir was lagging behind instead of moving ahead after the truncation of state into two UTs.

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