Cong welcomes J-K polls,asks parties to shun divisive politics

19 October 2008
The Hindustan Times
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New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday welcomed the announcement of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, asking parties to shun divisive politics and take part in the exercise. Party spokesman Shakil Ahmed said that the Congress would abide by the decision of the election commission and hope that the exercise would be free fair and peaceful. 'The party is fully prepared for the elections and appeals to the people to vote without any fear,' he said.