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Will not try to form govt in J&K, says Congress

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Published : Jun 20, 2018, 2:24 am IST
Updated : Jun 20, 2018, 2:24 am IST

“Such coalition should not have happened. These two parties have no similarities,” CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Congress president Rahul Gandhi (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi: As the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed, the Congress on Tuesday refused to wade into the mess and said it would not try to form a government there. Party president Rahul Gandhi slammed the alliance as being “opportunistic” which “set fire” to the state.

“The opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to J&K, killing many innocent people, including our brave soldiers. It cost India strategically & destroyed years of UPA’s hard work. The damage will continue under President’s rule. Incompetence, arrogance & hatred always fails,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.

 

Shortly after the BJP announced that it would be pulling out of the alliance, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP had committed a “Himalayan blunder” by forming a government with the PDP.

Contending that the BJP as a national party should not have allied with the PDP, he said: “The regional parties should have been allowed to form an alliance among themselves”. He alleged that the alliance has devastated and ruined the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Left also branded the BJP-PDP alliance as opportunistic and voiced their concern over the political and law-and-order situation in the state, asserting that the Centre should share its assessment with all political parties.

 

“Such coalition should not have happened. These two parties have no similarities,” CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said.

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