Azad said elections can happen immediately after the winter ends as the security situation has improved. Besides the apex court, only the BJP-led government can reverse its decision.
Spelling trouble for the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir, four former ministers and three ex-legislators, loyal to the group of Azad, resigned from party posts, saying they have not been provided an opportunity to be heard on party affairs in the union territory, sources said on Wednesday.
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Sonia Gandhi also asserted that every member of the party wants a revival of the Congress, but that requires unity and keeping the party's interests paramount.
The Congress Working Committee will deliberate over key issues including organisational elections, forthcoming assembly polls and the current political situation.
Rahul Gandhi, A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was among the leaders from Congress, who met President Ram Nath Kovind.
The Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said the party will hold deliberations over country’s political situation and organisational elections.
Rahul Gandhi had accused the BJP and RSS of breaking the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir
The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is currently on a two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in his speech urged Rahul Gandhi to ask the government in the parliament to bring a bill to restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir having safeguards about land and jobs.
Gandhi attended Congress President J&K Ghulam Ahmad Mir's son's wedding dinner where he met Dr Abdullah, former J&K Sadr-e-Riyasat Dr Karan Singh and Congress leader Saif Din Soz
What did come out from the three-and-a-half-hour-long meeting was an assurance from the PM that the Centre is keen to start the democratic process in J&K at the earliest.
'I told in the meeting that the decision of August 5, 2019, was illegal, unconstitutional and immoral and it is not acceptable to people of J&K,' Mehbooba Mufti said
PM Modi chaired a crucial all-party meet for three hours to discuss the course of action for Jammu and Kashmir
The invitation is the biggest political reach out after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019
A police statement said that an FIR was lodged against 'one person namely Sajid Raina', for his WhatsApp status on May 30, saying it 'attracts investigation into the contents and intention behind it'.
A few Congress members have accused senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad of trying to weaken the party from within
'We may have political differences, but at least he (Modi) doesn't hide his reality,' Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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