The Indian National Congress is in talks with the 'People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration' to jointly contest upcoming local-level elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Gupkar grouping is led by Farooq Abdullah-led National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP), and consists of some other smaller parties. J&K will soon vote in District Development Council (DDC) and Panchayat elections. Congress' Ghulam Ahmed Mir said that it was an opportunity for people to democratically express anger against those who forcefully levy laws on J&K. Meanwhile, Congress' partner in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena slammed the PDP chief. Commenting on Mufti's appeal to India and Pakistan to resume dialogue, Sanjay Raut said that her anti-national ideology should be stamped out. Watch the full video for more.
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Following a meeting at NC chief Farooq Abdullah's residence on upcoming District Development Council polls, JandK Congress chief GA Mir informed that the party will contest the civil elections with PAGD (People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration) which consists of PDP, NC and other regional parties. "Alliance of JandK National Conference, Congress, PDP and others will contest District Development Council (DDC) poll. We'll try to defeat those who've been forcefully implementing Acts and laws in UT and policies which doesn't seem to be in favour of people here," said GA Mir.
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