J&K: Cong seeks expulsion of BJP MLAs
The Congress has demaned expulsion of seven BJP MLAs who had cross-voted in legislative council elections in favour of NC candidate in April last year.
"We seek expulsion of the erring BJP MLAs under anti-defection law. They should be dealt under anti-defection law," Jammu and Kahsmir Pradesh Cogress Committee (JKPCC) chief Saif-Uddin-Soz told a public rally here.
The BJP had expelled seven of its MLAs and sent a letter to speaker Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to disqualify them from assembly in connection with the cross-voting. The matter is before the Speaker now.
The PCC chief lashed out at the BJP for its "politics of divisiveness and hatred".
He said that Congress is the only party in the country which has presence in all 6 lakh villages. "The people of all faiths and religions have faith of its policies, programmes and leadership."
Referring to Justice Sachar Committee report, he said for the first time, 90 districts having pre-dominant Muslim population have been selected for developmental thrust and other similar recommendations of committee are being implemented.
He said a convention of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward classes shall be organised soon in Jammu to highlight their problems and discuss various programmes aimed at their welfare.
Soz, who is an MP, asked the party workers to gear up for the forthcoming elections to the municipal bodies in the state.
Praising the style of working and leadership of Rahul Gandhi, he asked the youth to come forward to play their role in politics and serve the people under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, "whose style is democratic, transparent and strait- forward".
"There is lot to learn from the style of working of Rahul Gandhi, who has made Youth Congress and NSUI democratic, transparent and disciplined in their functioning," Soz said.
He expressed concern over the problem of migration of people from the villages towards cities mainly due to lack of adequate facilities in rural areas.
He said that UPA Government is extending liberal financial supports to Jammu and Kashmir to expedite the developmental activities in all parts of the state.
The PCC chief also asked the youth to take benefit of the provisions of Right to Information ((RTI) "which is a tool given by Congress led UPA government to expose corruption and bring transparency in the system".