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BJP sold Jammu mandate for few loaves of power: Rana

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National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Saturday asked the BJP to explain to people of Jammu why it sold their trust for a few berths in the government to enjoy loaves of power.

“After having dented the pride of Jammu and compromising with legitimate interests of the region, the BJP has lost moral authority of going to the people for votes again”, Mr Rana said while addressing workers across the Nagrota Assembly Constituency to seek their support for the Congress nominee from Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency Mr Raman Bhalla, as per the decision of the leadership with a view to avert division of secular votes.

Mr Rana said foiling the game-plan of communal forces has become all the more necessary in view political instability unleashed by the BJP in the State during past few years. He said secular, forward looking and progress dispensation at the Centre is in the interests of a sensitive state like Jammu and Kashmir which has been converted into a political theatre by BJP for garnering votes across the country.

He said BJP is suffering acute credibility deficit and political isolation in Jammu because of its deceit, double standards and self-centric approach. The people have made up their mind to give the party a befitting reply in the upcoming elections, as it failed in keeping the promises and deserted the government after leaving the state in total chaos. He described the BJP as a political chameleon, saying except gaining power it has no other agenda.

The Provincial President cautioned BJP against vitiating the atmosphere by hoodwinking public opinion and said they have failed in the past and will meet the same fate in future as well. “Communal politics has no place in a state that has been abode of the people belonging to different faiths, who have been living in harmony”, he said, adding that reactionary and divisive forces will get a befitting reply in all the three regions. He said that National Conference was a movement of people’s aspirations that has witnessed many challenges from time to time and stood tall even during hostile winds. He said whenever historians will pen-down political odyssey of Jammu and Kashmir; National Conference will find mention in golden letters because of its commitment to the people and the cause it has been espousing for overall good of the State.

“NC is the only party having its robust presence even in the remotest pocket of Jammu and Kashmir, from Lakhanpur to Uri and Ladakh to Poonch”, he said.

The Provincial President hoped that the sagacious voters of Nagrota Assembly Constituency will cast their votes in favour of the Congress parliamentary candidate and contribute in his victory in a big way.

Mr Rana also listened to the problems of the people and assured that these will be taken up at appropriate forums for immediate redressal. He said he has been endeavouring for ensuring smooth functioning of various utility services and implementation of programmes for overall good of the people.

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