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BJP playing politics over relief work in J&K, says Sonia

BJP playing politics over relief work in J&K, says Sonia
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Accusing the BJP of playing politics over providing relief to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the ruling party at the Centre promised the sky but did not follow it up with action.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi waving to supporters at an election rally in Bandipora Bandipora (JK): Accusing the BJP of playing politics over providing relief to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the ruling party at the Centre promised the sky but did not follow it up with action.

Gandhi, who is here to campaign for Congress candidate Usman Majid for the forthcoming Assembly elections, said the polls are taking place at a time when people of Kashmir are yet to come to terms with the devastation caused by floods. "Elections are taking place at a time when you have faced a natural disaster (floods). It does not feel good to talk politics (but) the relief and rehabilitation work is going on a very slow pace," the Congress president said at an election rally here, 45 kms from Srinagar.

PDP patron grew older by one year in 6 years
PDP patron and former J&K CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has grown only one year old in last six years!


According to the affidavit filed by Sayeed for the assembly election from Anantnag constituency, the former chief minister is 72 years old.

However, as per the affidavit filed by him in 2008 assembly elections from the same constituency, Sayeed had declared his age as 71 years. When asked for a comment, PDP chief spokesperson Nayeem Akthar said "there must be some error in recording figures". The PDP founder is not the only politician whose increase in age is not corresponding to the six years that passed by between the two assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah accused BJP for indulging in divisive politics to attain its 'mission 44+' (majority mark in Assembly) and termed it as a "daydream" of the party. "BJP is indulging in divisive politics and their 'mission 44+' is nothing but a hoax, and its bubble will burst by witnessing the faith of people in National Conference," Omar said .

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