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BJP playing politics over relief work: Sonia

india Updated: Nov 22, 2014 14:52 IST
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Accusing the BJP of playing politics over providing relief to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the ruling party at the Centre promised the sky but did not follow it up.

Gandhi, who is here to campaign for Congress candidate Usman Majid for the forth coming assembly elections, said the polls are taking place at a time when people of Kashmir are yet to come to terms with the devastation caused by floods.

Gandhi said the UPA government went all out to provide succor to the victims of the 2005 earthquake that affected vast areas along the Line of Control, particularly Uri sector of Baramulla district.

"It seems BJP government is not interested to help the flood victims", she added.

The state government has submitted a comprehensive package of Rs 44,000 crore for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood affected people and infrastructure in the state.

Gandhi lauded the role played by the volunteers in providing succor to the flood-hit saying, "they did whatever was possible".

"Congress has an all-weather relation with people of Kashmir. My family roots bring me here time and again," she said.

"Congress has done lot of work for the people of the state, adding, views of Congress for development of Jammu and Kashmir are very clear. Don't show dreams which are not possible on the ground," she said.

Asking the people to vote for Congress for safeguarding secular values, Gandhi said "Congress believes in secularism and keep away communal powers".