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Jammu, Oct 6 (UNI) Hopeful of Assembly elections to be held on scheduled time in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley today said the Congress was ''trying'' to delay the polls as the situation was not favourable for them.

''The situation for the Congress party is not conducive to participate in the forthcoming elections as Congress has failed in tightening noose against the rising militancy-related incidents,'' Mr Jaitley told mediapersons after convening a party meeting here.

''The recent serial blasts in various parts of the country has traumatised the people and I think Congress is not serious in dealing with the militancy strictly and also does not want to initiate a firm step against the terrorists,'' alleged the BJP senior leader.

He, however, added that only the BJP has raised voice against the rising terrorism.

''Congress admits that the party has geared up for polls but they were ''trying'' to delay the polls on the basis that atmosphere was not suitable for them to contest elections at this stage,'' Mr Jaitley added.

He, along with the former Himchal Pradesh Chief Minister and Party's veteran leader, Shanta Kumar is on two-day visit to Jammu to convene party meeting in the backdrop of ensuing Assembly elections scheduled to be held by the end of this year.

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