Jammu, Feb 2: All India Congress Committee ( AICC) screening committee for J&K headed by Bhakta Charan Dass, former union minister today interacted with senior leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) regarding feedback about the seat sharing and probable candidates for Lok Sabha polls.
According to a press release, AICC Incharge J&K affairs Bharat Sinh Solanki along with AICC co- incharge Manoj Yadav also joined the committee in the deliberations with JKPCC President Vikar Rasool Wani, Working President Raman Bhalla, Former Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Ex - PCC President Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed and other prominent leaders.
The committee which arrived here yesterday evening, held day long interactions with senior leadership of the party especially members of the Pradesh Election Committee ( PEC) about the party prospects on each Lok Sabha seat and probable candidates for the Lok Sabha seats in J&K as well issues facing people.
“ They held close door meeting with the party leaders including holding separate interaction with individual leaders to take feedback and assessments on each seat as well as probable candidates. The interactions continued till evening, before they left for Delhi late evening. Bharat Sinh Solanki will be holding series of meetings in the next three days here. The party was unanimous that any decision about the candidates and seat sharing shall be acceptable to them while giving feedback on each seat,” the press release said
Bhakat Charan Dass told the party leaders that the party has decided to democratically select party candidates after taking feedback from the ground. Anyone can send them their views till the screening committee sends recommendations to the CEC ( Central Election Committee) of the party in next few days.
He also told that their job is a technical one in the sense the committee shall assess the situation of the party and prospects of candidates but the seat sharing shall be discussed with like minded parties of INDI Alliance by the high powered group of the party, assigned the task.
AICC Incharge Bharat Sinh Solanki said that the party has already geared up for the elections and there is need to further intensify the activities to expose BJP 's failures on various fronts. The leaders sought the views of each participants in the meeting about various issues faced by the people and strategy to contest the election's.
JKPCC President Vikar Rasool Wani earlier welcomed the visiting AICC leaders and briefed the meeting about the challenges before the party and the ground situation. He said that people are against the BJP's policy and performance over Jammu and Kashmir especially denial of democratic rights to the people by not holding assembly election's for over five and half years, downgrading of historical state and failure to restore it besides depriving them of land & jobs to people apart from record unemployment and unprecedented price rise.