Azad to head Congress campaign in J-K for 2019 Polls

Ghulam Nabi Azad

New Delhi, March 8 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the Chairman of the campaign and election management committee in Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Rahul Gandhi constituted a nine-member campaign and election management committee in the state for the polls.

Senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, Ghulam Ahmed Mir and Tariq Hamid Karra are part of the panel.

Gandhi has accused the Narendra Modi government’s policies for the deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress chief has condemned the violence against Kashmiris traders who were recently assaulted in Lucknow and said that India belonged to all its citizens.

Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader posted a video of the incident and lauded those who “challenged the attackers”. “While I’m disgusted by this video of Kashmiri traders being attacked in UP, I salute the braveheart who challenged the attackers. India belongs to its citizens, from every corner of our nation. I strongly condemn all acts of violence against our Kashmiri brothers and sisters,” the posted on the micro-blogging site.

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