Situation in Kashmir worst under PDP-BJP rule

The Congress state president, G A Mir, said on Wednesday that the situation in Kashmir is worst under the ruling PDP-BJP government.
“Situation in Kashmir is worst. Jammu and Kashmir never witnessed a situation from 1947 like it is today under the coalition government. This coalition has given setback to the democratic system,” said Mir.
Mir was speaking to the media persons at Jammu while being accompanied by the senior party leaders including Ravinder Sharma, Raman Bhalla and Manjit Singh.
“The PDP-BJP government had announced by-elections for Anantnag parliamentary seat. Just a day before, your government deferred the elections and till date the elections has not been conducted,” he said.
He said that it was historic especially when government had announced elections and then deferred them fearing defeat.
“The government announced urban local body elections and then again it deferred the polls. Congress party is always prepared to face any elections,” he said.
Mir said that, “Government knows people will give adverse results in elections if the polls are held.” He said that government avoided holding of elections as it failed to deliver on the ground.
He said that Congress would not shy away from the elections. He also appealed to the Kashmiri Pandits to return to Kashmir since they belonged to the “society and our culture.”
“Those who voted for BJP in 2014 elections belonged to poor sections of society. Now they are well aware what the government has done. It stands exposed,” he said.
Congress state president said that the people have lost faith on government because of “anti-farmer, anti-businessmen, anti-minorities, and anti-downtrodden policies.”
In three years of rule in Jammu and Kashmir, he said, the coalition government has failed completely and it “could not even move an inch towards developmental front.”
“They are inaugurating those projects which were started by Congress Government or then UPA Govt whether it is tunnel, hospital or highway,” he said.
He also hoped Congress will emerge as strong political force and will represent all three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He informed that JKPCC has all time highest membership of 10 lakh people as primary members.
“We have given representation to all the sections of society. At least 368 heads of different blocks,” he said.
“The reshuffle was planned after the ouster of former Finance Minister from the Government and two BJP’s Cabinet Ministers i.e. Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga,” he said.
He said that otherwise, there was no chance of any induction or reshuffle in the Government. “If they would not have forced them to resign, there was no possibility of reshuffle. The sudden situation compelled the Govt to go for reshuffle,” he said.