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Jammu, Nov 19 : Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said his party’s coalition with the National Conference (NC) was a bad experience while lauding his party for giving powers to panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir. He attacked the coalition government in the state for being a bad experience for his party during the past six years. Also Read - Give Concrete Solutions, Not Plain Speeches: Congress Slams PM Modi Over His Address to Nation
Addressing media here Wednesday, Azad said, “The Congress gave powers to panchayati raj in the state. “We worked hard to formulate a policy for migrants in Jammu”. Azad alleged that the BJP was doing religion-based politics in the state. Also Read - 'Unfortunate', Rahul Gandhi Disapproves of Kamal Nath's 'Item' Remark Against BJP Candidate
He expressed hope the Congress party would get more seats in the state assembly elections being held November-December than it has at present in the 87-member house. The Congress has 17 MLAs in the present state assembly. The party has been in power in the state in alliance with the NC during the past six years.