In this regard a meeting of Senior Congress leaders, Ex. Ministers was held in Gandhi Nagar Jammu today. Meeting was presided over by Former Minister and Member AICC Abdul Gani Vakil. Those who participated in the deliberations include Sr. Congress leaders and Ex. Ministers Jugal Kishore Sharma, Suman Bhagat, Dr. Romesh Chandra, Ch. Gharu Ram, State PCC Office bearers, General Secretaries Vinod Sharma, Vinod Mishra, Chief J&K Seva Dal Balwinder Singh Sambyal, Secretaries Ashok Sharma, Maheswar Singh and many others.
A strategy was formulated in the meeting to activate congress party in the State. It was decided that workers meetings and public meetings will be held in different constituencies of the State to make the party stronger as it was felt the party is not functioning to the expectations of the people and there grievances are not being highlighted and people are feeling disappointed and disgruntled.
While lashing out at opposition for not discharging its obligations as a responsible opposition. It was expressed that they only believe in exploiting the sentiments of the people simply for voting consideration. It is unfortunate that whose duty was to highlight grievances of the people are bent upon more in exploiting sentimental issues rather to work for development and prosperity.
Recent visit of Rahul Gandhi was appreciated in the meeting as it has given a new life to the party and every effort will be made to take the benefit of his visit in strengthening the party.
While addressing the meeting Vakil said Congress has always preferred dialogue over bullet for bullet policy. He said Centre is keen to reengage separatists for finding an honorable solution of
Vakil expressed serious concern over the growing corruption in the state especially in the departments of Education, Agriculture, R&B, and PHE and regretted over silence of the State Government and also the concerned ministries over the reports of scams appearing in the media.
He said if the Government is serious in eradicating corruption then it should activate their lawyers to get those stays vacated who have stopped the proceedings of corruption cases pending in different commissions against Ministers, Ex. Ministers Vakil added congress is committed to uproot corruption and in this context Former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad got anti corruption law passes in the assembly under which any official exceeds property to his salary will have to be attached to the State Government.