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Congress is not part of the Gupkar alliance: Surjewala

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Congress Secretary General Randeep Singh Surjewala said Tuesday that the Congress party is not part of the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD). In a press release on Tuesday, Surjewala criticized Union Interior Minister Amit Shah for asking Acting President of Congress Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi to clarify their position if they support the Declaration of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar.

Surjewala in the Hindi statement said: “The Congress party is not part of the Gupkar alliance or the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration.”

Attacking the BJP government in the Center, the congressional leader said: “Spreading lies, fraud and creating new illusions have become the way of the Modi government. It is a shame that Interior Minister Amit Shah is neglecting responsibility for national security and is making false, misleading and malicious statements about Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. “

While he stated that Congress is fighting against the DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir and said: “The National Congress of India favors democratic elections in Jammu and Kashmir and for this purpose the Congress Party is contesting the elections of the District Development Council … democratically. “

Hours earlier, Amit Shah said that the People’s Alliance Declaration for Gupkar wants foreign forces to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir and stated that the Indian people will no longer tolerate an “ungodly global gathbandhan” against national interests.

On Twitter, Shah asked Acting Speaker of Congress Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi if they support the People’s Alliance Statement for Gupkar, which he said insulted India’s tricolor.

“The Gupkar gang is going global! They want foreign forces to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir. The Gupkar gang also insults the tricolor of India. Do Sonia Ji and Rahul Ji support such movements of the Gupkar gang? They must make their position crystal clear to the people of India, ”Shah tweeted.

“Congress and the Gupkar Gang want to bring JK back to the age of terror and confusion. They want to take away the rights of Dalits, women and tribes that we have secured by removing Article 370. That is why they are being rejected by people everywhere, ”he said in another tweet.

“Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and will always be an integral part of India. The Indian people will no longer tolerate an unholy ‘global gathbandhan’ against our national interest. Either the Gupkar Gang swims along with the national mood or the people will sink, ”Shah said.

Jammu and Kashmir head of Congress Ghulam Ahmad Mir said that the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration will contest the Dist Development Council (DDC) poll and seek to defeat those who have been implementing laws in the Union Territory. (UT).

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“Today Farooq Saab (Farooq Abdullah) called the meeting to put the final touches on the seating arrangements, and overall we are satisfied. In politics, there is nothing that is 100% satisfactory, but the peaceful atmosphere in which the entire settlement was finalized gives us hope that all parties to the alliance will try to defeat those who have been implementing Acts and laws with force. in UT and policies that do not seem to favor the people here, ”Mir said after the meeting called at the residence of the leader of the National Conference, Farooq Abdullah, in Srinagar.

The main parties, including the National Conference, the PDP, the Peoples’ Conference and the CPI (M), formed the PAGD last month and are fighting together in the inaugural DDC elections.

The DDC elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir in eight phases between November 28 and December 19, with the vote counting taking place on December 22.



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