With Congress party winning only 12 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, the party High command has accepted that the tainted ministers were the reason for the poor performance of Congress in the state.
One of the senior state Congress leader wishing anonymity told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that that high command has agreed that because of the tainted ministers in the party, the results of the Assembly elections were poor.
“There was an anti-Congress wave in Kashmir as our ministers failed to deliver its duties and were indulged in a number of scandals and scams. All this has badly affected the Congress image. The Congress high command has accepted the same,” he said.
The leader said that if the party would have kept away the tainted ministers the results would have been different for the Congress and the same has been understood by the high command.
Meanwhile, one of the Congress leader said that the charges of corruption and misuse of official position by some ministers had damaged the image of the party.
“I believe that Congress high command would have kept tainted ministers away from the party if it was sincere to win ground in the region after the bad results in the Parliamentary elections,” he said.
Meanwhile, party insiders revealed that the party high command was informed before the elections about the incumbent ministers and was also informed that the bad image of these ministers could dent the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources exposed that the message was forwarded to the High Command by some leaders and was requested to keep away all the corrupt and tainted leaders and ministers from the party without any inordinate delay.
It is pertinent to mention here that Congress big wigs including Taj-Mohi-ud-din, Peerzada Sayeed, Sham Lal Sharma, Tara Chand, Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir, PWD Minister Abdul Majeed Wani and Shabir Ahmad Khan who lost their elections are facing the charges.