Srinagar:  The Congress’s Jammu and Kashmir unit Wednesday accused the Centre and the state government of creating “uncertainty” over the panchayat and local bodies polls, saying it will decide on participation once the “confusion” is cleared.

The elections in the state is scheduled to be held from next month.

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) would send a team to New Delhi to brief the party leadership on the issue, Congress state unit president G A Mir said at a press conference here.

He said the team of senior state leaders will also hold deliberations on whether to participate in the polls.

“There is a lot of confusion over the issue of conduct of these elections. Both the Centre and the state government have created the confusion. There is no clarity on part of both of them.

“The stand of the state government on the issue seems to be fluctuating with every passing hour,” he said.

The government was only “testing waters” and not serious on the issue.

“We have called on the governor twice in the last 10 days. Yesterday, also we met him. We had raised certain question on the preparations for these polls, but the concerns have not been addressed. The polls were announced without taking anyone onboard. It seems that the government is only testing the waters,” he said.

The JKPCC president said the party is minutely watching the situation and wants the Centre and the state government to clear their stand on whether to conduct these polls or not.

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