Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Monday said secularism is strength of India and only the party can lead the state as well as the nation to the path of peace, progress and prosperity.
"Secularism is strength of India and only Congress can lead the state as well as the entire nation to the path of peace, progress and prosperity by strengthening the secular fabric of the country," JKPCC president Saif-ud-din Soz said, addressing a function at the party headquarters here today.
The function was held to welcome eight popular leaders into the party-fold, along with their followers.
Soz, welcoming them to the Congress, extensively dealt with emerging political scenario in the three regions of the state where the party is fast emerging as the only choice of the people because of its progressive policies and democratic and secular values.
Congress has emerged as a vibrant force in all three regions of the state and the joining of more and more important leaders from other parties as well as the victory of the party in Kargil Council elections are writings on the wall, that Congress would be the single largest party in the next Assembly elections, he said.
Stating that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India, Soz said there is no place for politics of exploitation, as people of the state appreciate and participate in the democratic process for a better and bright future.