According to the state Congress the present situation is the worst period in the last thirty years.
New Delhi: A ten-member delegation of the leaders of the state Congress and the National Conference met the President of India to apprise him of the situation prevailing in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The delegation demanded that there has been a breakdown of the administrative machinery in the state and the state government should immediately be dismissed. A Congress delegation had also met the Jammu and Kashmir governor, N.N, Vohra, about a week back and had submitted a memorandum demanding the dismissal of the Mehbooba Mufti government in the state.
Speaking to reporters, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief G.A. Mir said “We told the President that the administrative breakdown in the state has been proved beyond any doubt. The Mehbooba Mufti-led government has lost the constitutional and moral right to continue in office.” The delegation also told the President of India that the low voting turnout in the by elections is indicative of the fact that the state government has failed by “inspire confidence” in the people of the state.
Mr Mir further added “The Election Commission’s decision to hold the elections is always based on the inputs of the state and the Central governments over the overall atmosphere and adequacy of security measures, especially in the state like Jammu and Kashmir.”
Incidentally, Mr Mir was the Congress candidate for the byelection in Anantnag, which was postponed by the Election Commission of India just a day before polling.
Now the polling will be done on May 25th. Sensing the volatile situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir the Congress has constituted a nine-member policy-planning group under the Chairmanship of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Senior Congress leaders like Dr. Karan Singh, former union home minister P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni are members of the group. According to the state Congress the present situation is the worst period in the last thirty years. The Policy planning group will assess the situation prevailing at the ground level and give inputs to the Congress for formulating its policies regarding the state.