J&K: Congress party to participate in municipal, panchayat polls

The Congress on September 19 said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir to “keep the communal forces away”

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The Congress party on September 19 said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing the media, GA Mir, President of Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit, said his party had decided to take part in the polls to "keep the communal forces away".

The National Conference and the Peoples’ Democratic Party have announced a boycott of the elections. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has also decided to stay away from the polls.

While municipal elections for the two corporations of Srinagar and Jammu and 77 municipal committees are being held in October, the panchayat polls across the state are scheduled to be held in November-December.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018, 6:38 PM
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