Cong Says Not Sure About Coalition With NC Next

SRINAGAR: Congress has yet to decide whether to continue its coalition with the National Conference after elections and party high command will take the decision of pre-poll alliance in the state at an appropriate time, a top Congress leader said today.

“Congress has not yet decided about its next coalition partner”, said Mohan Prakash, the party general secretary and in-charge J&K affairs on Saturday.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Lar area of Ganderbal, Prakash made it clear that Congress has not yet decided with which party it will form next government and which party will be its ally. “It is up to High Command to decide on this issue. So far we have not decided on this matter,” Prakash said. 

Mohan Prakash further said that Congress has made inroads in Kashmir and it will certainly improve its previous record of seats in coming assembly elections. 

The Congress leader said that his party always gives priority to dialogue. “The attacks on Sarabjit Singh and Sonaullah are unfortunate incidents. It shouldn’t have happened. Pakistan is a neighbouring country and our policy has always been to keep good relations with neighbours. Some people don’t want friendship between the two countries but we want to defeat them,” he added.

On fake drug issue, he said, “The probe in the matter is already going on. Congress leaders should avoid to issue statements against each other on the issue.”

Asked whether execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has dented the image of Congress in Kashmir Valley, PCC Chief Saifudin Soz said, “These are just rumors. I have organised rallies in old city areas where youth have wholeheartedly participated.”

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