Congress will go it alone in next Assembly elections in J

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Srinagar, Jul 7 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir caretaker Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today declared that Congress will go it alone in the Assembly elections scheduled to be held later this year.

''We will not have an alliance anymore with any political party,'' Mr Azad announced at the Congress headquarters here this afternoon.

He said Congress will come to power without the support or alliance with any party.

Without naming the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Azad said both the parties had agreed to rule the state three years each. But, he alleged, after completing their three-year term, they (PDP) started criticising ''our government and also issued ultimatums.'' He said the Congress would have never entered into an alliance with any party had it known that it will be deceived.

''Now we have learnt a lesson and will not enter into an alliance with any party,'' he said.

Mr Azad said Congress is a very strong party and will form a new government without the support from any party.

Without naming the PDP or Congress, he said the members of these parties were now sitting in same benches.

They were not happy with the functioning of my government as it utilised the funds received from the Centre for the development works, which are visible on the ground.

These parties were filling their own pockets with the money which was for building infrastructure and for other developmental works in the state, he alleged, adding these parties did nothing during their rules.

Mr Azad also gave details about the works done during his two year and eight month-rule.

Union Minister of Water Resources and State Congress president Prof Saifuddin Soz also addressed the workers.


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