Cross Voting: Cong demands expulsion of BJP MLAs
Congress demanded expulsion of seven BJP MLAs who had cross-voted in legislative council elections in favour of NC candidate in April last year.
Jammu: The Congress on Sunday demanded expulsion
of seven BJP MLAs who had cross-voted in legislative
council elections in favour of NC candidate in April last
"We seek expulsion of the erring BJP MLAs under
anti-defection law. They should be dealt under anti-defection
law," Jammu and Kahsmir Pradesh Cogress Committee (JKPCC)
chief Saif-Uddin-Soz told a public rally.
The BJP had expelled 7 of its MLAs and sent a letter to
Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to disqualify them from
assembly in connection with the cross-voting.
The matter is before the Speaker now.
The PCC chief lashed out at the BJP for its "politics of
divisiveness and hatred".
He said that Congress is the only party in the country
which has presence in all 6 lakh villages.
"The people of all faiths and religions have faith of its policies, programmes and leadership."
Referring to Justice Sachar Committee report, he said for
the first time, 90 districts having pre-dominant Muslim
population have been selected for developmental thrust and
other similar recommendations of committee are being
He said a convention of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes
and backward classes shall be organised soon in Jammu to
highlight their problems and discuss various programmes aimed
at their welfare.
Soz, who is an MP, asked the party workers to gear up for
the forthcoming elections to the municipal bodies in the
Praising the style of working and leadership of Rahul
Gandhi, he asked the youth to come forward to play their role
in politics and serve the people under the leadership of Rahul
Gandhi, "whose style is democratic, transparent and strait-
"There is lot to learn from the style of working of
Rahul Gandhi, who has made Youth Congress and NSUI democratic,
transparent and disciplined in their functioning," Soz said.
He expressed concern over the problem of migration of
people from the villages towards cities mainly due to lack of
adequate facilities in rural areas.
He said that UPA Government is extending liberal
financial supports to Jammu and Kashmir to expedite the
developmental activities in all parts of the state.
The PCC chief also asked the youth to take benefit of
the provisions of Right to Information ((RTI) "which is a
tool given by Congress led UPA government to expose corruption
and bring transparency in the system".