Cong Ready for Civic Polls: Soz

Srinagar: Days after union minster for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference patron, Farooq Abdullah stated that civic polls will be held only after the tourist season, State Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz today said that civic polls cannot be avoided for a long time and the Congress party is fully ready for holding civic polls and is in touch with its collation partner over the issue so that polls could be held effectively.

“We are talking to our collation partner and are ready to hold elections like BDC and civic poll. NC however, has their own perception,” he said.

Soz said, “We are in a collation but congress party is ready for the civic polls we are trying to tell National conference that these elections including BDC should be done now said Soz.

He further said, “Congress Minster has given the writing to the cabinet that he is prepared for to hold these elections.

“We tell them that these elections will be held now as we cannot avoid these elections for a long time now, “said soz.

In replying to a question Soz admitted that the old  city has been neglected by the government as the people of the area are facing several problems including Medical facilities but I want to solve the problems of the old city as I have discussed it with the officials,”.  

“I directed the officers of the PDD to improve the electric infrastructure in these areas and ensure adequate supply of electricity, especially in the days of Ramzan,” Soz said.  

Pertinently in April this year the National Conference-Congress Coordination Committee, headed by State Congress president Saif-ud-Din Soz, announced holding the polls by the end of June 2013. 

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