Srinagar, May 25 UNI | 2 months ago

After rout in Parliament elections, Congress leaders in Jammu and Kashmir wanted to contest general assembly elections, scheduled later this year, without any alliance with National Conference (NC).

Congress must contest assembly elections alone and face electorate in the assembly elections on historical works started by former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, member of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Abdul Gani Vakil said.

He alleged NC is indulging in mudslinging after recent debacle in the Lok Sabha polls despite the fact that Chief Minister's post was Omar Abdullah, NC working president.

Mr Vakil was among the senior Congress leaders who campaigned for NC leaders in the Kashmir valley during the Lok Sabha elections.

He said Congress must contest Assembly elections on its own as forging pre-poll alliance has already proved disastrous for both Congress and NC.

Mr Vakil said Congress will face electorate on its own performance, pro-friendly policies and historical works which were started by Mr Azad during his r gime as Chief Minister of the state.

He said people are interested in one party rule in order to avoid uncertainty and are too much fed up with sentimental slogans which are aimed at exploitation and nothing else.

People are interested in the development and corruption free society, he said adding Congress will work hard to ensure that it can form the next government on its own.

Mr Vakil said another reason for drubbing in Lok Sabha elections was surrendering of Chief Ministers post to NC that too for full term which proved detrimental to Congress base in the state.

He said rotational Chief Ministership was an ideal arrangement that could have benefited both Congress and NC and increased its poll prospectus.

He said now NC is indulging in mudslinging despite the fact that CM post is lying with it till date besides most important portfolios of Congress Party's share remained with NC for years together which also contributed in declining party's image.

(Posted on 26-05-2014)