The National Conference (NC) patron accused the BJP of trying to divert people's attention by propping up emotive issues.
Senior BJP leaders and its allies had been claiming that Lone, NC candidate from North Kashmir, had raised pro-Pakistan slogans during a rally, and also asked the Cong to justify its alliance with NC.
The Supreme Court is finally hearing the petition challenging Article 35(A) - which guarantees special rights to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir - from February 26-28.
Petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court, challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 and Article 35-A.
The apex court had on August 31 deferred till January the hearing on the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35 A, which provides special rights and privileges to natives of J-K.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the state government's counsel to take instruction on the issue and posted the matter for further hearing on January 22.
According to sources, the administration is contemplating to simplify the procedure for grant of PRCs or state residency certificates.
The authorities are confident that voters will come to exercise their democratic right as the day progress as it was very cold outside.
The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress said Wednesday it would contest the upcoming urban local bodies and panchayat polls in the state.
The JD(U) leader said people were very happy that the polls were taking place after a very long time.
The polls would be held through ballot and migrant Kashmiri Pandits can also vote through postal ballots, the CEO said.
The meeting was called by NC president Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Gupkar area of the city.
The Congress will announce its decision on participation in these elections at a press conference here late
Article 35-A row: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah warns of boycotting Lok Sabha, Assembly polls
The NC has already announced that it would not participate in the municipal and panchayat polls scheduled in October-December.
The Governor administration has announced holding of 4-phase municipal and 8-phase panchayat polls in the state from October to December.