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Congress opposes extension of President's rule in J and K

Congress, JK, President's rule

The Congress on Friday opposed the extension of President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir and blamed the "incompatible" alliance of BJP and PDP for the current security situation in the state.

"Today the situation is such that we have to extend the President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for every six months. Its roots are in the incompatible alliance of PDP and BJP in 2015," Congress leader Manish Tewari said in the Lok Sabha while initiating the discussion on the Statutory Resolution for extension of the central rule in the state moved by Home Minister Amit Shah.

He claimed that the Congress handed Jammu and Kashmir to succeeding governments when the state was progressing and the situation worsened between 2015 and 2018. "If you have a tough policy against terrorism, we do not oppose it. But there is a need to keep in mind that the fight against terrorism can only be won if people are with you," Tewari said.

Slamming the Centre for not holding Assembly elections on time, the Congress leader said, "It is not in our country's interests to not have an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir. If Lok Sabha elections were held and went off peacefully, then why Assembly polls cannot be held there?" Earlier while moving the resolution, Shah promised that Assembly elections will be held in by this year end. ANI

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