Lobbyism in Congress Not Un-Usual: Prof Soz

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Day after he was re-elected as PCC president in Jammu and Kashmir for the second consecutive term, Prof Saif ud din Soz on Friday said that ‘ lobbyism” in Congress was not an  un-usual affair.

Apparently unconcerned about the recent episodes of infighting in the state congress involving two senior Ministers Taj Mohi ud din and Sham Lal Sharma, Prof Soz said, he would call both the leaders to know the facts and would try to iron out the differences between the two.

“We are a big party and groupism or lobbyism is inevitable there, but that doesn’t mean we would let any of our members to weaken the party,” Soz told KNS.

“Even my colleagues who people  thought were working against me in the party looked delighted on my re -appointment  as President and rang me up to convey their greetings,” added the visibly jubilant Soz.

Showering heaps of praise over the AICC President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Soz said, that reposing faith by these leaders in his leadership has put more burden on his shoulders, but he vowed to take the party to new heights in all the three regions of the state.

“There won’t be any big changes in my polices and I would continue to function the way I had been since 2008. But yes , my main focus would now shift to prepare the party for 2014 elections,” said Soz, who had been holding the reigns of Congress in J&K for last five years now.

The PCC Chief however evaded a direct reply whether the party was contemplating to agree to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s proposal of contesting the forthcoming assembly elections jointly.

“ Such decisions are taken at high command level, but surely we would keep the interests of our own party supreme before taking any call on it,” said Soz.

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