Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said Pakistan needed to be told that friendship, talks and militancy cannot go together, adding that whenever India has tried to be friends with the neighbouring country, it has always back stabbed.
The publication of a map in RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' depicting a part of Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan, today evoked consternation in Rajya Sabha, with the Opposition asking whether the government approved it.
Government on Wednesday agreed to the opposition's demands of referring the Coal and Mines bill and the Mines and Minerals bill to separate Select Committees that will submit their recommendations by March 18.
Congress on Sunday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for his statement that Pakistan and militant groups had made the atmosphere conducive for elections in the state and said BJP should explain the position of its ally.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Bharatiya Janata Party's Shamsher Singh Manhas and PDP's Fayaz Mir and Nazir Ahmad Laway today emerged victorious in the elections to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
Asserting that PDP and BJP are together as the curtains have now been lifted, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said these parties should come in open and form the government to bring people of the state out of sufferings.
Elections to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be held on Saturday with seven candidates in the fray including Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, current Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of Parliament, who faces a tough test.
National Conference on Thursday termed the BJP-PDP alliance for Rajya Sabha elections as "unholy and opportunistic" and asked other parties and independent MLAs to vote for Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in the February 7 polls.
Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir took a new turn on Tuesday with National Conference and Congress deciding to pitch a common candidate -- Ghulam Nabi Azad -- to defeat what they termed as "unholy alliance" of PDP and BJP.