Not me, Saifuddin Soz responsible for Vajpayee govt's fall: Giridhar Gamang

Considered to be one of the persons responsible for the fall of the Atal Behari Vajpayee government in 1999, former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang on Saturday claimed that not his but the then National Conference member Saifuddin Soz's cross voting sealed its fate.

Include Hurriyat, Pakistan in Kashmir dialogue process: Saifuddin Soz

Reacting to BJP president Amit Shah’s assertion that his party wants the Kashmir issue solved, Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, Wednesday, said that Hurriyat and Pakistan should also be made of the dialogue process.

Hurriyat will not benefit from talking to Pakistan, says Saifuddin Soz

Congress leader Saifuddin Soz on Monday said that Hurriyat leaders should not talk to the Pakistan High Commission as it would not benefit them, urging the separatist leaders to talk to the Government of India instead.

Congress sets up committees for membership drive in J&K

 After suffering a drubbing in the recent Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress has set up two panels for its membership drive in a bid to lift the moral of the party.

J&K govt formation: 'Trump card' in Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s hand, says Saifuddin Soz
J&K govt formation: 'Trump card' in Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s hand, says Saifuddin Soz

Even as hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over government formation, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz said on Tuesday that the trends are moving steadily in favour of PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, adding that the 'trump card' is now in his hand.

J&K polls: BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar Abdullah
J&K polls: BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday exuded confidence that his party, National Conference, will do fairly well in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state and predicted that BJP will get only "handful of votes" in the Valley.

Congress had agenda to serve people but NC didn't support it: Soz

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Saif-ud-din Soz on Tuesday claimed that the party had an agenda to serve the people of the state but its coalition National Conference (NC) did not support it.

AFSPA a matter for security agencies to decide: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act is a matter for security agencies to decide rather than politicians.

Congress releases list of candidates for J&K polls

Salman Anees Soz, son of President of the Jammu and Kashmir PCC Saifuddin Soz, figured in the list of the 23 Congress candidates for the Assembly polls, announced by the party on Thursday night.

Congress to announce candidates for J&K Assembly polls soon: Soz

Ahead of the announcement of notification for the first phase of Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the state unit of the Congress on Monday said it will announce its candidates soon.

Congress urged EC to monitor transfers in J&K

A leader belonging to Congress, which is ruling Jammu and Kashmir in coalition with National Conference, on Sunday asked the Election Commission to closely monitor the implementation of transfer orders in various state government departments.

Soz assures people long-term flood protection measures

 Jammu and Kashmir's Congress chief Saifuddin Soz today assured the flood-affected people that every possible action would be taken to ensure reconstruction of their houses and long-term measures for flood protection would be initiated to save the people in future.

Soz blames committee on temples` bill for deadlock in Assembly

Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Thursday said the select committee`s failure to evolve a consensus on inclusion of all temples under the ambit of Kashmiri Hindus Shrines Bill was the reason for deadlock in the Assembly.

Communal forces pose a threat to secular fabric of India: Soz

Cautioning people against communal and divisive forces, Congress said they posed a threat to the secular fabric of state and nation, and stressed that Congress would give a befitting reply to them.

Cong workers want party to fight polls on its own in J&K: Soz

J&K Congress unit chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said the party workers in the state want that it should contest polls on its own and he will convey their sentiments to the high command which will take the final decision on any tie-up.

Summoning former Army chief will serve no purpose: Soz

Disapproving of the move to summon former Army chief VK Singh before the legislative council privileges committee, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said it would not serve any purpose and he should be given "some respect" for the position he held.

Article 370 is Constitution`s integral part, can`t be amended: Soz

Claiming Article 370 is an "integral part of the Constitution" and it cannot be amended, J&K Congress` Saifuddin Soz challenged Narendra Modi to participate in one-on-one debate with him on the issue.

Indo-Pak dialogue way forward for prosperous relations: JKPCC

India and Pakistan can have prosperous relations by way of dialogue, but Islamabad cannot use pressure tactics to make New Delhi accept anything, JKPCC president Saifuddin Soz said on Sunday.

Azad, Soz on Congress election panel for J&K

Both factions in Jammu and Kashmir Congress have been accommodated in the Election Committee for the state announced ahead of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls next year.

Law will take its own course, Soz on allegations against DyCM

In wake of allegations of corruption levelled against Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand by his Public Relations Officer Kewal Sharma, JKPCC chief Saifuddin Soz said law will take its own course.