Soz Downplays ‘Infighting’ In JK Congress


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Pradesh Congress Committee Chief, Professor Saifuddin Soz Tuesday refused to accept that there was any serious infighting within state Congress, and said that he did not receive any letter from senior party leader and MLA Baderwah Mohammad Shareef Niyaz against a Party Minister.

“No I did not receive any letter from Niyaz.” Soz told KNS on Tuesday. He refused to accept that the party was struggling with serious kind of ‘factionalism’ and said ‘difference of opinion do prevail in any democratic political party.”

Earlier MLA Baderwah Mohammad Shareef Niyaz had written to Party President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday evening, complaining against a senior party Minister of working against him in his constituency.

“Yes I have written to Party Chief, a copy of which has been sent to all top leaders including Prof. Soz and GN Azad against a part minister who has been working against me and trying to project the opposition leader”, Niyaz told KNS over phone on Tuesday. Though Niyaz refused to name the minister against whom he has complained to high command, but sources privy to the development told KNS that the complaint was against senior Minister Taj Mohi ud din.

Niyaz ruled out the option of resigning from the party and said that he was among the basic members of the party in the state and can’t even think of resigning from it.

“I have joined the Party in 1977, when it had lost the elections, and people even called me insane for resigning from the government Job. I only want to expose the people who have been weakening the party in state”, Said Niyaz.

The Former Minister further told KNS that the Minister in question was projecting a political activist of rival party in his constituency.

Meanwhile Taj Mohi Ud Din denied the allegations and said, he hasn’t been in Niyaz’s constituency for a long time.
“If he (Niyaz) has complained against me, I would deny that, because I have nothing to do with his constituency.” Taj told KNS.


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