Union Home Minister Amit Shah today surrounded the Congress on the pretext of a secret alliance formed in Jammu and Kashmir today. He tweeted several successive tweets and called Gupkar a gang and asked the Congress to clear the situation on the matter. The round of reactions began after the Home Minister’s statement. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala rejected Shah’s bayan outright. He described it as misleading, mischievous and a sheer lie.
The party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also said that the Congress is not involved in the PAGD and is contesting the election of the District Development Council in Jammu and Kashmir to expose the anti-people face of the BJP. However Surjewala’s statement and the statement of senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid do not match.
My party has taken a formal position. The issue was whether we should join hands in local polls. Therefore, there was partial engagement with them. There has been serious discussion of ideological implications of that declaration: Salman Khurshid, Congress on Gupkar Alliance pic.twitter.com/fiFxiqVPjD
– ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2020
On the Gupkar alliance, Khurshid said that my party has taken a formal stand on the matter. The issue was whether we should join hands in local elections. Therefore, there was partial engagement with him. The ideological implications of that announcement have been severely discussed. In such a situation, the question still remains whether the Congress is secretly involved in the alliance.
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