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Cong now says he is not part of the Gupkar group | India News

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NEW DELHI: In what appears to be a rethinking after the BJP attacks that Congress was allying itself with “anti-national” forces, the opposition party said Tuesday that it was not part of the Kashmir Valley Gupkar Alliance parties. and accused the rival saffron of spreading misinformation.
Within days of being part of the Gupkar Alliance for the upcoming district council elections in J&K, Congress took a 180-degree turn, possibly concerned about being tagged with the National Conference and the PDP over issues such as the internationalization of the dispute with Pakistan and the role of third parties. party negotiations.
Statements by North Carolina leader Farooq Abdullah on seeking help from China and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on not supporting the tricolor, both later amended their statements, deepening concern in Congress about possible consequences of such associations in the rest of India and even Jammu.
Congress accused Interior Minister Amit Shah of spreading lies about the Congress, which he said had a long history of sacrifices for the country. He said Shah was trying to wash his hands and his government’s hands of the Chinese aggression in J&K and Ladakh.
Party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said: “Congress is not part of the Gupkar Alliance or the People’s Association for the Gupkar Declaration … Congress believes in democratic elections in J&K and that is why it is contesting the elections. of the District Development Council so the BJP can be exposed. ”
Congressional leaders at J&K have said there is a pact to share seats as part of the seven-party front. Strongly rebutting the allegations made by Shah, the party’s state unit said it was not part of PAGD or participated in any of its meetings or deliberations. “Congress has started a seat-sharing exercise at certain local locations in various districts for DDC polls,” he added.
Surjewala said it was time for the BJP to answer why it ran a government for more than three years with Mehbooba Mufti whom Shah was criticizing today and how China managed to intrude on Indian territory in Ladakh. He said the interior minister should answer who gave the dreaded Masrat Alam permission to raise the Pakistani flag in Srinagar in April 2015.
He said the history of the Congress was full of sacrifices for the national cause, beginning with Mahatma Gandhi and those of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sardar Beant Singh. On the contrary, he said that the BJP and the RSS had never accepted the tricolor and were aligned with the British empire during the fight for freedom.

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