J and K voters rejected separatist and negative politics : Congress

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New Delhi, Nov 24 (UNI) The Congress today said the huge voter turn-out in the first two phases of the assembly poll in Jammu and Kashmir was a clear indication of rejection of separatist and negative politics in the state where the 'good work' of the Congress-led government reinforced faith of the people in the democratic system.

AICC Spokesman Manish Tewari congratulated the people on participating in the second phase of the poll in large numbers yesterday, inspite of the threat from separatists.

In this context, he said the huge voter turn-out was also an indication that the separatists also wanted to come to the mainstream of the nation.

Describing it as an "interesting contrast," he said while the people of Jammu and Kashmir were leaving negative politics behind and adopting constructive politics, the BJP was now adopting destructive politics in peaceful states.

In this context, he referred to the reports about the involvement of right wing Hindu organisations in Malegaon bomb blasts.

Mr Tewari said the new enthusiasm among the people to participate in the electoral process was because of the good work done by the Congress-led government in the last three years.

About 65 per cent of the electorate voted in the first two phases of the seven-phase poll in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir.


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