J&K poll: Voting for Congress means rejecting communal forces, says Saifuddin Soz

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Srinagar, Nov 30: Former Union minister and Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief Saifuddin Soz on Saturday said at a meeting in Frissal, Homshalibug, that his party would emerge as the single largest in the ongoing assembly election. [Omar Abdullah lashes out at Sajjad Lone, accuses him of ganging up with BJP]

Soz, 77, was confident that the Congress had received an overwhelming support in the first phase of the election held on November 25. He claimed the Congress has won all four seats in the Ladakh Region and at least eight seats in the Kashmir and Chenab Valley. [J&K assembly election 2014 schedule]

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Fifteen seats went to the poll in the first phase. Fifteen seats are set to go to polling in the second phase scheduled on December 2. The results of the five-phase election will be declared on December 23. [PDP is responsible for Afzal Guru's fate: NC]

Soz said the Congress has no hesitation in accepting the charter of demands from Homshalibug, where the People's Democratic Party had won in 2008, and it will fill the demands for roads, power, drinking water, healthcare and education.

Soz said the upcoming election gives the people a chance to cast in favour of development and reject communal forces like the Rashtriya Sayamsevak Sangh which he said practises hatred and sectarianism.

He said voting for the Congress meant voting against the divisive policy of the RSS.

District president and Congress candidate Anayatullah Rather and block president Abdul Gani Sheikh also spoke on the occasion.

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